Respiratory Care Services

The Respiratory Care Department at IU Health Tipton Hospital provides a comprehensive program of respiratory care service to both inpatients and outpatients with known or suspected pulmonary (lung) diseases. Our respiratory therapists are skilled professionals who work to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders caused by many diseases and conditions.

Services include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Overnight Oximetry
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • COPD Education
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Artificial airway care
  • Home Care DME Arrangement
  • O2 Administration
  • Aerosol and humidity therapy
  • Bronchial Hygiene
  • EEG
  • Mechanical Ventilation

The department is staffed from 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Pulmonary Rehab Program is for people with lung disorders. There is no worse feeling than being “short of breath”. The Pulmonary Rehab Program at IU Health Tipton Hospital strives to slow down and minimize progression of the debilitating symptoms of lung disease by combining exercise with education, breathing retraining, and nutritional guidance. Individualized programs can be setup for patients of all ages who suffer from any variety of lung disorders such as: asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, or fibrosis.

For more information, contact the Respiratory Care Manager at 765.675.8575

Education is 80% of Your Treatment

Through education on the proper use of Metered Dose Inhalers, Aerosolized Medication, Spacer Devices, and Peak Flow Meters, our therapist will help you help yourself. We will also develop an emergency plan for home, work, or school. The plan will enable those around you to know exactly what to do if an emergency should arise. Your physician will be involved with your treatment regimen at all times through direct communication with our therapist.

How To Get Involved

Contact your family physician to express your interest in the Asthma Education program. If you don't have a local physician, call us at 765.675.8575 to make an appointment for a FREE consultation with a licensed respiratory therapist.