Location:

Englehart and District Hospital Main Floor

Please register at the Registration Desk prior to appointment 

 

The Englehart and District Hospital in conjunction with VitalAir Healthcare provides services to emergency, inpatient and outpatients.  

Outpatient Hours: Twice a Month - Wednesdays

Telephone:  705-544-2301

VitalAir provides pulmonary function testing on both in and out patients.  Arterial Blood Gases and oximetry testing, patient education and I have gone to ER for airway management and bi-level help.

 

Patient information:

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFTs) is different breathing tests that measure how well your lungs work.  This includes how well you are able to breath and how effective your lungs are able to bring oxygen to the rest of your body. 

Patient Preparation: Do not smoke or take your inhaled medication 4 hours before testing.

 

Pulse Oximeter Testing

This test is performed to monitor oxygen levels in your blood.  A sensor is attached to a device called a pulse oximeter and is clipped to your finger.  The device is able to monitor oxygen saturation in the blood.  

Patient Preparation:  If you wear nail polish please remove from at least one finger. 

 

Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. It also measures your body’s acid-base (pH) level, which is normally balanced when you are healthy.  A small needle is used to take a sample of your arterial blood, usually from your wrist.

KDH Respiratory Therapy

EDH Respiratory Therapy

Kirkland and District Hospital
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3P4

Phone:  (705) 567-5251 
Fax: (705)-568-2102
Email:  administration@kdhospital.com

Englehart and District Hospital
61-5th Street
Englehart, ON
P0J 1H0

Phone: (705)-544-2301
Fax: 705)-544-5222
E-mail: General Inquires 
E-mail: Compliments and Concerns