Respiratory Care

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Our respiratory services at St.Vincent Dunn include diagnostic evaluation, therapy and education. Varous tests and procedures may include, but are not limited to:

  • Respiratory therapy protocols
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Aerosolized medication delivery
  • Volume expansion
  • Postural drainage and percussion
  • Ventilator care
  • Tobacco cessation education
  • Asthma education
  • COPD education
  • EKGs

Our services are overseen by our physicians, who are supported by years of education through clinical research. We require our respiratory care practitioners to be certified or registered.

Many of our therapists are also trained and hold credentials in specialty areas such as:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Asthma education
  • Sleep study diagnostics
  • Cardiology

These individuals must meet the educational and experience requirements for the safe delivery of respiratory care services through competency validation mechanisms. These guidelines have been established by either legislative or regulatory acts of their respective states and through the credentialing of the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

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