Brookings Health System
The Respiratory Care Department provides quality care to both inpatients and outpatients who have deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardio-pulmonary (heart-lung) system.
Our specialists are ready with advanced equipment to help in any department, from the emergency department to the intensive care unit.
Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Services provided include:
- Pulmonary functions testing
- Medical gasses and administration
- Medications for aerosol and humidification (nebulizers)
- Ventilatory support
- Sleep studies
- Bronchopulmonary hygiene
- Airway management
- Cardiovascular stress testing
- Holter monitoring
- Cardiac event monitoring
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) is used to find the cause of chest pain or unusual heart rhythms. During an EKG, electrodes are attached to your chest, wrists, and ankles to record your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. EKGs provide information on heart rhythm abnormalities. They can also show whether you’ve had a previous heart attack.
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) involves small metal disks—or electrodes—placed on the scalp, which send information to a machine that creates graphs of electric activity in the brain.
Contact the Respiratory Care Department for more information at (605) 696-8062.