Respiratory Care Services

Our Respiratory Care Services department provides mechanical ventilation with emphasis on weaning whenever appropriate as well as ventilation management.  Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners.

Services and treatment modalities include:

  • Aerosol delivery of medications
  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
  • Chest Physical Therapy (CPT)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Tracheal/Nasal suctioning
  • Oxygen delivery via appropriate mode of administration
  • Passy Muir valve application
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Cough Assist

Mechanical Ventilation includes:

  • Assist/control ventilation (A/C)
  • Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV)
  • Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP)
  • Pressure support ventilation (PSV)
  • Non-Invasive ventilation (NIV or Adaptive Bi-Level)

Blood Gas Lab:

  • Arterial blood gas drawing and analysis

Electrocardiogram (EKG) services