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Respiratory Services

Located at The Bighorn PCN

138 Athabasca Avenue
Hinton, AB
T7V 2A4

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Our respiratory therapist works with your 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

Services offered: (Patients are referred by their family physician for appointments)

  • 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

  • 8 week education and exercise class with components that may include:

    • 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

    • Nutrition

  • Physician referral required

  • Please contact the PCN to see when the next class will be starting