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Inpatient Services

Most respiratory services are provided bedside, although more advanced pulmonary function testing is performed in the Respiratory Therapy Department. Services include:

  • Respiratory therapy treatments to deliver inhaled medications: nebulizers, inhalers, treatments for lung expansion or to help clear secretions, such as incentive spirometry and chest PT
  • Diagnostics - pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gases, pulse oximetry with exercise
  • Oxygen therapy and titration - evaluation for home oxygen
  • Management of life support devices: ventilators, BIPAP bland aerosols / croup tents


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