Sanford Luverne Medical Center helps asthmatic patients take control of their asthma and implement a desired lifestyle by offering a program of education and medication. A certified asthma educator and your physician can help you develop an asthma plan that will promote a healthy, active life. This service is available for individuals of all ages.
Sanford Luverne Medical Center offers a monitored exercise program for people with chronic lung difficulties. Nutrition plans, relaxation techniques, and a home exercise program are designed to meet each patient's individual needs. We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session lasts 30 minutes to one hour.
Sanford Luverne Medical Center conducts sleep studies for people who have difficulties with sleeping, sleep apnea or snoring.
A patient undergoing a sleep study arrives at the hospital and is taken to a quiet area where they are connected to sleep-monitoring equipment. A technician monitors the patient’s sleep cycles, oxygen levels, muscle movements, etc.
If needed, the technician may have the patient use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or Bi-pap (bilevel positive airway pressure) device to improve breathing during sleep. The technician adjusts the device until it works to help the patient sleep better. A second sleep study may be required.
Sanford Hospital Luverne provides Stop Smoking Programs to support individuals who are trying to quit smoking. The program is adapted for the individual's emotional and physical needs.
Our teen Stop Smoking program includes presentations in schools and other organizations. The presentations educate teens on the long-term dangers and consequences of smoking.
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Call the Sanford Luverne Medical Center Respiratory Care Department at (507) 283-2321, ext. 258, for further information or an appointment.
When you can't breath, nothing else matters.