Respiratory Care is the medical science behind caring for your lungs in the best way possible, both when you are sick and when you are well.
The department works with all age groups, on any patient that is having difficulty breathing. Care includes assessment, treatment, diagnostic evaluation, education, prevention and management of diseases of the lung such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. Interventions may be as simple as a deep breathing exercise or as complex as invasive mechanical ventilation (life support).
New York State licensed Therapists and Technicians that work under physician direction staff the Respiratory Care Department at Massena Memorial Hospital.
To schedule a test or learn more about the department, contact the Respiratory Therapy Department at Massena Memorial Hospital at 315-769-4264.