Respiratory Care Services

Our Respiratory Care Department is open 24/7

Shortness of breath due to health issues including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease causes anxiety, and anxiety induces shortness of breath. We provide inpatient and outpatient respiratory services to keep you breathing. From COPD and chronic lung disease to lung cancer care, our team works with you in evaluating and diagnosing your respiratory issues and provides treatment, management, and ongoing assessment to improve breathing.

We work closely with cardiology as well as Emergency Services to provide both inpatient and outpatient services and perform procedures that are both diagnostic and therapeutic in nature.

Outpatient testing and care is available to patients with an order from your physician or provider.

Respiratory Care Services provided include:

Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

Your blood’s acid-base balance as well as the oxygen and carbon dioxide contents are measured by collecting an arterial blood sample. Pulmonary function testing helps diagnose and measure the severity of such conditions as asthma or emphysema. Medication can be administered in aerosol form to ease breathing problems and to help prevent respiratory infections. Monitoring equipment is used to assess your responses to therapy and treatment.

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Various conditions such as seizures, strokes, and internal bleeding can cause local problems and irregular brain functions. By monitoring and measuring the electrical activity of your brain’s surface (cortex), we detect slowed electrical waves, small and large wave and “irritable” sparks. These help diagnose your problem and indicate which treatment is advised.

Electrocardiography (ECG)

Your heartbeat is regulated by a complex series of electrical stimuli. By measuring the strength of these electrical signals from various locations on your body, we assess various aspects of cardiac function and heart disease.

Conditions treated include:

  • Common conditions we treat include:
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-Covid Syndrome
  • Cardiac failure
Respiratory Services

Contact Information

We are a 24/7 department.
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm


Copley Hospital
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661

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