Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Haywood Regional Medical Center are designed to educate and physically recondition participants.

The primary goal of this service is to enable each individual to achieve a personal level of physical, psychological, vocational, and social health through three phases of rehabilitation: In-patient; Out-patient; and Maintenance.

Services are offered for the following diagnoses:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Emphysema
    • Chronic Bronchitis 
  • Reactive Airway Disease (Asthma)
  • Lung Transplantation (before and after)
  • Occupational / Environmental Disease (asbestos, fume, vapor exposure)
 

Educational topics include:
  • Management of Lung Disease
  • Nutrition and the Lungs
  • Warning signs of Infection
  • Medications
  • Stress Management / Relaxation
  • Home Exercise
  • Proper Breathing Techniques
 

Benefits to the Participant are:
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased number of hospital stays
  • Confidence to perform routine daily activities
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms (shortness of breath)
  • Improved exercise capability
  • Increased understanding of lung disease and its' management
  • Improved self-esteem, and control

An Order for an Evaluation from your family physician is the first step in receiving these services.
For information about this service contact us by clicking here.

Neuro Diagnostics are studies that evaluate neurological disorders.

Studies include:

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram) Studies
  • Sleep Studies  

An Order for an Evaluation from your family physician is the first step in receiving these services.
For information about this service contact us by clicking here.
 

Respiratory Care Services

Respiratory Care Services provide a broad spectrum of respiratory care to patients of all ages. Staffed with registered/certified respiratory therapists and technicians, the department provides comprehensive pulmonary diagnostic techniques in conjunction with routine and critical therapeutic procedures for those with cardiopulmonary disorders.

As part of the multitude of responsibilities, the staff assesses and cares for respiratory patients, administers oxygen and respiratory treatments, and provides respiratory care in emergencies. The Respiratory staff works as a team with the physicians, PA's, nurses, and other Hospital staff in providing the best respiratory care possible.

Respiratory care services include:
  • Pulmonary Function Test Studies
  • Nebulizer Therapy
  • Aerosol Therapy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling
  • Bronchoscopies

For information about this service contact us by clicking here.