Cardiopulmonary Services

Cardiopulmonary Services

Bridget Blevins, CRT, RPSGT, Director: (406) 434-3249 | Fax 406-434-3221

Respiratory care is the medical science behind caring for your lungs, in every way possible, both when you are sick and when you are well.

The goal of the Cardiopulmonary Department is to provide life supporting life enhancing service to our patients, to extend the quality and quantity of their lives. This is accomplished by working with the physician, the patient and the family in a friendly, professional manner.

The Cardiopulmonary Department at Marias Medical Center maintains 24/7 coverage, providing the highest quality of respiratory services to our community. All of our Respiratory Therapists are credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care and are licensed by the State of Montana. We work under a physician’s order to provide a wide range of services.

Our department works with all age groups, on any patient that is having difficulty breathing. Care includes assessment, treatment, diagnostic evaluation, education, prevention and management of diseases of the lung such as the following:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic-pulmonary fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Respiratory components of acute multi-systemic conditions such as sepsis, heart attacks and stroke

Inpatient Interventions

Inpatient interventions may be as simple as a deep breathing exercise or as complex as invasive mechanical ventilation (life support). We provide coverage for all c-section and high risk deliveries, as well as coverage in the ER.

Outpatient services include:

  • Echocardiography
  • Polysomnography (Sleep Study Test)
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Oximetry
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Sleep Apnea Studies
  • PADNET Testing
  • CPAP, BiPAP and nebulizers
  • Patient Education