The adult division of respiratory care consists of highly skilled Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) that provide around the clock services to 2 ICUs, a Decision Observation Unit (DOU), the Behavioral Medicine Unit, the Rehabilitation Unit, and an attached Skilled Nursing Facility. RCPs also provide services to multiple general floor care areas, and the emergency department. In addition, RCPs in the adult division of respiratory care are vital members of multidisciplinary teams that respond to rapid responses (RRTs), stroke alerts, and cardiopulmonary arrests.
— Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
— Weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)
— Airway clearance therapies (CPT, vest therapy, cough assist)
— Bronchodilator therapies
— Airway management
— Blood Gas Analysis