Nothing is more central to life than breathing, and Kern Medical’s extensive pulmonary care services are dedicated to helping our patients breathe easier.
Our highly trained specialists are expert in preventive and treatment therapies to make sure our pulmonary care patients are making the most of their lung power. They are also highly skilled in emergency problems such as respiratory distress, shock respiratory failure, and trauma. And we care for patients in managing and treating chronic lung problems including asthma, bronchitis, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema and sleep apnea.
We are skilled at treating ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
To increase our efficiency and effectiveness, Kern Medical is dedicated to departmental cross-training of therapists in cardiac diagnostics, pulmonary function testing and electroencephalogram (EEG) use. Our respiratory therapy division is responsible for organizing and instructing Kern Medical’s adult and pediatric advanced life support training programs. We offer the latest in modern lifesaving and emergency respiratory equipment.
In our multidisciplinary environment, we combine our expertise to work closely and collaboratively with cardiology, thoracic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, physical therapy, social work, neurology, nutrition and psychology.
Our services include:
- Pulmonary function testing
- Lung nodule screening and care
- Arterial blood gas puncture
- Evaluation for home oxygen
- Pulse oximetry
- Breathing treatments
- Disease management and education
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
- Oxygen desaturation testing
- Sleep studies