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Respiratory Care

Respiratory care provides services that are prescribed by a physician for the assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment management, and monitoring of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary function.

The services of the Respiratory care department are available to all patients (adult, pediatric, and neonatal) 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  Services include the following:


Therapeutic treatments:


Passive nebulizer treatment

Chest physiotherapy

Incentive spirometry

Breath actuated neb treatment

PEP therapy

Naso-tracheal suctioning

Metered dose inhaler



Oxygen delivery:


High flow systems

Aerosol/oxygen delivery


Low flow systems


Portable oxygen


Critical Care:


Mechanical ventilation

Code Blue/resuscitation

Airway management

High frequency ventilation

MET Team


Nitric oxide 

Inpatient transport

Tracheal suctioning

High Risk delivery

Infant transport team

Trauma Call team


Diagnostic services:


Arterial blood gas sampling

Pulse oximetry

Stress testing

Blood gas analysis

Pulmonary function testing

Body Plethysmography

Walk tests

Breathing mechanics


Other services:


Asthma education


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