Van Diest Medical Center

Respiratory Therapy

Our Department

Van Diest Medical Center’s Respiratory Therapy Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering full-service respiratory therapy.  All staff Respiratory Therapists hold national credentials of RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) or CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) and are licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioners by the State of Iowa.  Respiratory Therapists assist in the care and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders such as emphysema, asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and RSV.

The Respiratory Therapy Department has the cutting-edge technology needed to survive in today’s high-tech world. A few examples are:

  • Puritan Bennett 840 Ventilator
    • This device, also known as “Life Support,” will “breathe” for a patient who is unable to do so for himself.
  • Mac 5000 ECG (also known as EKG) Machine
    • This device gives us a detailed “read out” of what a patient’s heart is doing or not doing. This “read out” helps a physician determine how to correct any problems found.
  • KoKo Spirometer
    • This device measures and interprets a patient’s lung capacity and capabilities using computer measurements. These measurements are used to diagnosis some lung diseases and allows for early detection and treatment.

Other Inpatient and Outpatient Services Offered:

  • Full Ventilatory Support
  • BiPAP Therapy
  • CPAP Therapy
  • Nebulizer Therapy
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • VEST Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Flutter Therapy
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • SaO2 Monitoring
  • RSV Testing
  • Limited Pulmonary Function Studies
  • ECG’s
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Apnea Monitoring
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Heated/Cool Aerosol Therapy
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Patient Education

For more information, please call 515-832-7870. 

Van Diest Medical Center
2350 Hospital Drive
P.O. Box 430
Webster City, IA 50595
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