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Respiratory Care

What Is Respiratory Care?                             
Respiratory Care is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that involve the Cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) system. Licensed Respiratory Care Professionals work to improve your breathing through diagnosis, treatment and education. We treat conditions such as COPD, asthma and bronchitis.

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Hours of Operation

We have moved!  We are now located in the main hallway of the hospital between the lobby and the Emergency Room.  Please enter through the Patient Registration/ER entrance and follow the new hallway "past the curve", you will see us on the right.

The Respiratory Care staff is available for outpatient testing Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 5:00pm, and are available for inpatient care 24/7. We can be reached at 802-748-7511. To schedule an appointment, please call 802-748-7382.
On Monday, January 25th, 2016, Heather Nelson, Respiratory Therapist spoke on WGMT (97.7) about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at NVRH. Listen here!

     *Complete Pulmonary Function testing
     *Oxygen therapy
     *Bronchodilator therapy
     *Arterial Blood Gas analysis
     *Mechanical ventilation
     *Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure ventilation
     *Cardiac Stress tests
     *Holter monitors/Cardiac event monitoring
     *Overnight pulse oximetry ( blood oxygen levels)
     *Assessments for home oxygen and respiratory equipment
     *Pulmonary rehabilitation
     *Patient and family education about pulmonary diseases and treatment

Tobacco Cessation services and counseling are available by calling 802-748-7532

All respiratory testing/procedures require an order from your physician. Also, each test or procedure may require different preparation. Your physician or Respiratory Care Practitioner will give you instructions for testing.


EEG Instructions
Methacholine Challenge Instructions
Pulmonary Function Testing Instructions

American Association for Respiratory Care
American Lung Association
National Heart and Lung Institute
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
PO Box 905 1315 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
802 748-8141
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