Definitions for "Respiratory therapy"
Home health nurses provide treatment, education and training to patients with lung problems. Respiratory home care patients are supplied with needed respiratory equipment such as concentrators, liquid and cylinder oxygen systems, aerosol and drug nebulization equipment, and home ventilator support systems.
Treatment to improve or preserve lung function.
Exercises and treatments that help patients recover lung function, such as after surgery.
Giving oxygen and drugs through breathing, as well as other therapies that measure inhaled and exhaled gases and blood samples.
Assists patients with breathing difficulties to reduce fatigue and increase tolerance in performing daily activities.