Colleen Meier

Registered respiratory therapist

Colleen Meier is a registered respiratory therapist. She is experienced with respiratory assessment and all of the interventions used by ALS patients.

As a respiratory therapist, she assesses the patient's respiratory status through a variety of measures, including forced vital capacity, maximal inspiratory force and pulse oximetry. With the neurologist, she makes recommendations for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation or other therapies as needed. Meier also instructs patients and their families on the use of respiratory devices such as incentive spirometry, PEP (positive expiratory pressure), tracheostomy and invasive ventilation.

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This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.