The Respiratory Therapy department helps manage the care of patients with cardiopulmonary issues such as:
- cardiovascular disorders
Our respiratory therapists are essential members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, collaborating with the physicians and nurses to provide compassionate, high-quality care to all areas of the hospital. Our clinicians use high tech equipment and the latest medical procedures to diagnose and treat our patients.
Our licensed respiratory therapists perform therapeutic and life support procedures including:
- administration of oxygen and aerosol medications
- breathing treatments
- chest physical therapy
- pulmonary function testing
- initiation and management of mechanical ventilation
- life support
- stabilizing, treating and managing patients during hospital-to-hospital transport
- asthma education
Carnegie Hospital’s respiratory therapists are committed to ensuring quality outcomes and following evidence-based practice guidelines, policies and protocols.