The department provides respiratory care, EEG, EKG, sleep apnea lab and contracted services for Home Care. Diagnostic services include obtaining and analyzing physiologic specimens; interpreting physiological data; performing cardiopulmonary system tests; and neuro-physiological and sleep apnea studies. Therapies include medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases); environmental control systems; mechanical ventilatory support; artificial airway care; bronchopulmonary hygiene; pharmacological agents related to respiratory care procedures and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Services are provided for patients of all ages.
The department is directed by a physician advisor and staffed by licensed respiratory care practitioners. Activities are supported by education, research, clinical practice guidelines from AARC and administration.