The Respiratory Care ¬†department at Trinity Medical Center West is staffed by 22 licensed respiratory care practitioners (RCP). Inpatient respiratory services are available twenty-four hours per day 365 days per year.
Outpatient respiratory diagnostics are available through our Pulmonary Function Laboratory Monday through Friday. Respiratory care services to inpatients include a full range of therapeutics including bronchodilator aerosol treatments, oxygen therapy, and chest physical therapy. Respiratory care staff are responsible for all invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation per physician order. The RCP are members of the cardiopulmonary¬†resuscitation team (CODE BLUE) and the Rapid Response Team (medical emergencies). Inpatient diagnostics include arterial blood gas sampling and assistance with emergency bronchoscopy procedures.