What is Respiratory Therapy?

The Respiratory staff offer a full range of services to assist the breathing impaired, and to assist your practitioner to diagnose conditions of the respiratory system.

Respiratory Services Include:

  • Echocardiography services (EKG)
  • Infant RSV Suction Services
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFT)

What is a Respiratory Therapist’s job?

Respiratory therapists can assist with keeping airways open, inflating lungs with oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide in treating emergency, intensive care and acute care patients. Daily tasks would include basic nebulizer and oxygenation therapies.

Respiratory services also attend all cesarean sections and assist the OB department with airway emergencies that arise within their department.