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Heart and lungs illustration


The Cardio-Pulmonary Department has experienced therapists who specialize in respiratory therapy services and the acquisition of electrocardiograms. The therapists are experts in:

  • the establishment and maintenance of artificial airways

  • ventilator, bipap, and other airway pressure therapies

  • precise delivery of oxygen concentration

  • techniques to aid in the removal of secretions from the pulmonary tree

  • therapeutic use and monitoring of broncho-dilator therapies

  • deep breathing, coughing, postural drainage, chest percussion and vibration, and naso-tracheal suctioning

  • physician ordered diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function test, spirometry, and blood-gas analysis

  • acquisition of electrocardiograms


Respiratory therapists are important members of the healthcare team and respond to emergent requests, and all routine care. 

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