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Respiratory Therapy

Caring treatment from trained respiratory therapists

The Cardiopulmonary Department at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is staffed with highly skilled respiratory therapists. A respiratory therapist is a medical professional specifically trained in treating conditions related to asthma, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, lung disease, and more.

Our respiratory therapists help individuals with temporary or chronic respiratory problems. Working together, they create personalized plans for patients designed to help them breathe easier. They are on call 24/7 in case of emergencies and to take care of inpatients.

A respiratory therapist may be required for the following:

  • Perform emergency treatment on patients having trouble breathing
  • Evaluate blood pressure and lung test results during exercise to guide treatment
  • Perform diagnostic tests for heart or lung disease
  • Manage breathing-assistance devices for patients having difficulty breathing
  • Advise patients on exercises to improve their lung capacity

To contact the Cardiopulmonary Department, call (719) 530-2396. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A respiratory therapist is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies and inpatients.