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Respiratory Patient Instructions

Patient Instructions for Respiratory Therapy Testing

Pateints recieing outpatient respritory therapy services at Conway Regional Medical Center will enter through the main admissions area in the East Lobby (same side as the ER).  Patients will need to check in at Outpatient Admissions in the East Lobby prior to testing. Please read the instructions for the procedure you will be having.

Arterial Blood Gases
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 15 to 20 minutes.

EKG
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 15 to 20 minutes.

Aerosol Treatment
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 15 to 20 minutes.

Simple Spirometry
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 30 minutes. Do not use bronchodilators within four hours prior to the test unless instructed by your physician. You can eat prior to testing; however do not overeat, since a full stomach may restrict your ability to breathe properly during the test. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes for testing.

Lung Volumes
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 30 minutes. You can eat prior to testing; however do not overeat, since a full stomach may restrict your ability to breathe properly during the test. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes for testing.

Diffusion Studies
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 30 minutes. You can eat prior to testing; however do not overeat, since a full stomach may restrict your ability to breathe properly during the test. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes for testing.

Complete Pulmonary Function Test
Patients should plan on being in the hospital 60 minutes. Do not use bronchodilators within four hours prior to the test unless instructed by your physician. You can eat prior to testing; however do not overeat, since a full stomach may restrict your ability to breathe properly during the test. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes for testing.

 

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