Who needs a respiratory assessment?

  • All respiratory clients attending RANA’s one-on-one Respiratory Wellness Centre Educational Clinics in Brandon, Manitoba.

  • Clients with breathing problems, mainly shortness of breath and chest congestion.

  • Clients who suffer from identified conditions and diseases.

  • Clients who think they need home oxygen.

  • Home oxygen clients who feel their oxygen therapy is not as effective as it used to be

  • Oxygen clients requesting an oxygen conserving device (OCD) for their portable oxygen cylinder or a portable oxygen concentrator (POC).

    • In these cases, the respiratory assessment includes a 6-minute walking test on room air and then at least one walk test with oxygen to determine your ability to use such equipment and the oxygen flow rate you will need during exercise.

RANA also performs respiratory assessments for clients in these programs:

  • First Nations Inuit Health (NIHB)

  • Unemployment Insurance

  • Income Protection

  • Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

  • Workers Compensation Board

  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

Note: In Alberta, VAC clients must meet the same eligibility criteria set by Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL).