Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy Department provides a high quality of care to patients with breathing problems. There are a variety of respiratory care treatments and diagnosis tests for patients of all ages at Audubon County Memorial Hospital.

Patient education

  • Nebulizer and Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI)
  • Inhaler spacer instruction
  • Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) instruction
  • Peak flow instruction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Sleep disorders
  • COPD, asthma, and other lung diseases

Sleep Studies

  • Split night sleep studies
  • CPAP titration sleep studies
  • Regular sleep studies
  • Sleep evaluation screening

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT’s)

  • Pre and post bronchodilator spirometry
  • Basic spirometry
  • Lung volumes
  • Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)


  • Nebulizers
  • Inhalers
  • Acapella
  • PEP
  • Sputum inductions
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Home oxygen evaluation-single checks and with exercise