Respiratory Care / Sleep Center Lab

McPherson Hospital’s Respiratory Care Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide care for you and your family. Staff therapists are licensed in the state by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and nationally by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

A full-service department providing care to all age groups, the department provides disease management by assisting in diagnoses, treatment, education and prevention. Specialized testing may be ordered by your physician to determine lung function and assist in disease diagnosis.

Various diagnostic and treatment modalities can include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Life support and ventilator management
  • Inhaled medications
  • Overnight pulse oximetry
  • Carbon monoxide screening
  • Pulmonary function testing including lung volumes and diffusion studies
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Pulmonary clinic
  • Arterial blood gasses (ABG)
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Respiratory assisted transports
  • Oximetry with and without exercise
  • Heliox therapy
  • Holter monitors

Sleep Center Lab

We have a modern sleep study lab that can help determine sleep issues that may be causing tiredness, "active," tingling or aching legs while sitting or lying down, difficulty falling or staying asleep, daytime sleepiness, etc.  If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be diagnosed with sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder that causes you to stop breathing for periods of time while you are sleeping. Your doctor may refer you to our lab where you will be scheduled to stay overnight in one of our clean, comfortable sleep rooms. You will be monitored while you sleep and the results will be sent to a physician specializing in sleep disorders, and your primary care physician will receive a report to help determine an appropriate care plan. Talk to your doctor to learn more!