Respiratory Therapy

Lexington Health Network is proudly partnered with PEL/VIP, whom provides an on-site Respiratory Therapist who consults with the staff on the patient’s overall pulmonary rehabilitation care plan. In addition, the Respiratory Therapist also provides direct services and treatments to those patients in need of respiratory therapy.

Our Respiratory Therapy Program focuses include:
• Breathing techniques & exercising
• Medication Management
• Oxygen administration monitoring and adjustments
• Vest Therapy (non-surgical patients & per physician order)
• Ambulation endurance with the 6 minute walk test

In conjunction with PEL/VIP we provide trained, licensed Respiratory Therapists with a specific skill set designed to treat the post-acute patient by:

• Slowing the Decline of Lung Function
• Relieving Symptoms
• Improving Daily Lung Function
• Decreasing Exacerbations
• Improving Quality of Life

Lexington and PEL/VIP work in conjunction to lower unplanned discharges through the In-Patient C.A.R.E. Pulmonary Rehab Program© by focusing on specific criteria:

• Smoking Cessation
• Education as to the proper use and administration of medications
• Patient/Family education