May 16, 2012
Kewanee Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of new Platinum Elite Series Pulmonary Function Equipment to the Cardiopulmonary Department.
“This state of the art Pulmonary Function Equipment is the same equipment found at many University Hospitals throughout the United States,” stated Holly Hicks, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Kewanee Hospital.
The equipment is used to:
“There are a number of tests that can be performed from the Platinum Elite Series that cannot be performed in most office settings,” Hicks added. “So we are thrilled to offer it right here in Kewanee!”
Basic Spirometry measures airflow and is used to evaluate a broad range of lung disease. When combined with Lung Volume measurements and Diffusion Capacity studies, physicians are able see how effectively oxygen travels from the lungs into the bloodstream, allowing them to more accurately diagnose and treat lung disease.
The Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services staff recently received additional training in Pulmonary Function Diagnostics. Pictured with the new Pulmonary Function Equipment are staff members Holly Hicks (director), Anne Frank, Kelly Hicks, Kay Palmer, and Trisha Bryner.