Respiratory

Your respiratory system is made up of the organs that help you breathe to deliver oxygen to the body.  Lungs are the main organ in your respiratory system.  When your respiratory system isn't working as it should, the highly skilled professionals at Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) are here to provide quality diagnostic and therapeutic services close to home and family.   

The respiratory therapists at TRMC use their skills to restore healthy breathing, treat a variety of respiratory diseases and maintain good lung health.   Our experts specialize in all phases of respiratory care, including ventilator and airway management.  Our goal is to provide positive outcomes for our patients, including greater endurance for rehabilitation services, successful patient discharge to the community and a significant reduction in return admissions to the hospital.

Disorders treated include:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Respiratory Failure

Services offered:

  • A team of 40 trained, licensed and skilled respiratory therapists
  • Physician-directed care by a board-certified pulmonologist
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Bronchial thermoplasty, hygiene therapeutics and assessment
  • SPINView thoracic navigation system
  • Critical care ventilator management and associated non-invasive monitoring
  • Oxygen therapy and assessment
  • Pulmonary function testing and pulmonary screening
  • Cardiac diagnostic testing

Our respiratory therapists serve as consultants to nurses, physicians and other providers, devoting time to educating clinicians on the latest respiratory information. TRMC also partners with Coastal Pines Technical College and Darton College to serve as mentors for  students in the respiratory program.

We are a key part of the Tift Regional team, working together with other medical professionals with one goal in mind: to help patients gain control of their conditions and successfully resume daily activities.