Respiratory Services

Description of Service

The Bighorn PCN Respiratory Therapist works in collaboration with your Bighorn PCN family physician to help with:

  • New diagnoses
  • Early detection of lung disease
  • Assess severity and prognosis
  • Monitor response to respiratory treatments
  • Monitor decline of lung function
  • Pre-op assessment
Location

Located at The Bighorn PCN
138 Athabasca Avenue
Hinton, AB
T7V 2A4
780-865-4211

Access

Patients can be referred for Respiratory Therapist services by their Bighorn PCN family physician.

Services Offered
  • Complete pulmonary function tests
  • Spirometry/Flow Volume Loop
  • Oximetry (at rest and exertion)
  • Asthma and COPD self-management education (patients can self-refer)
  • Smoking Cessation Education (patients can self-refer)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • For patients with moderate to severe chronic lung diseases such as COPD, Asthma, Fibrosis, and other respiratory illnesses
  • How to breath properly
  • Energy conservation
  • Respiratory infections
  • How to prevent flare-ups
  • Aggravating factors
  • Respiratory medications and proper inhaler technique
  • Smoking cessation
  • Vaccines
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Nutrition8 week education and exercise class
  • Physician referral required
  • Please contact the Bighorn PCN at 780-865-4211 for more information
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