Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital Respiratory Care department serves all age groups of inpatients and specialty clinic outpatients and is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week by qualified, registered personnel. Prior to establishing the department in l970 all respiratory services were contracted from larger hospitals.
- Stress Tests
- Stress Echo’s
- Dobutamine Stress Tests
- Holter Monitors
- Event Monitoring
- Cardiologists EKG’s and Signal Averaging
- Sleep Diagnostic Studies
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- EEG testing
- ABG analysis
- Cardiology Clinics - Avera St. Anthony’s cardiology clinics, established in l978, were the first specialty clinics in O’Neill.
Currently cardiologists from Norfolk, Omaha and Sioux City hold cardiology clinics each month at Avera St. Anthony’s. Consults are from the Cardiolvascular Institute, Creighton Cardiology and Cardiovascular Associates.
- Pulmonary - Lon Keim M.D., from the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is a pulmonary consultant and brought the first cardiology clinic to Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in l978.
Michael Pietila M.D., from Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, is the newest pulmonologist to hold a specialty clinic at Avera St. Anthony’s.
Respiratory Care Therapy
Respiratory Care therapy includes application and monitoring of mechanical ventilator support, artificial airway care, bronchopulmonary hygiene, administration of pharmacologic agents through aerosol treatments and hemodynamic monitoring and cardiovascular support.