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.