Respiratory Services in Tulare County
Kaweah Delta Breathing Assistance
The Respiratory Care Department at Kaweah Delta Medical Center provides
services from the emergency department to home care instruction. Our respiratory
care practitioners provide complete cardio-pulmonary assessment, therapy,
education, and training for patients with breathing disorders and work
with patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis to provide the best
Respiratory care oversees all oxygen therapy for patients at Kaweah Delta.
Our therapists work closely with all other ancillary services, including
discharge planning, to ensure that patients are comfortable with their
care throughout their hospital stay as well as when they return home.
Inpatient respiratory services include:
- Life support systems
- Oximetry - single, trending and nocturnal
- Arterial blood gas evaluation
- Nebulizer therapy
- Pre-op and post-op teaching
- Chest physical therapy
- Comprehensive assessment of respiratory care needs in acute, subacute,
and home care.
- Comprehensive pulmonary testing
Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers Club is a program coordinated through Kaweah Delta Health Care District where
patients with asthma and lung disease learn how to better manage and cope
with their condition. Patients work with specialists highly familiar with
their specific condition. This sense of camaraderie has proven to be beneficial
to the patient's mental and emotional wellbeing.