Our dedicated, experienced staff includes a registered nurse (RN) and respiratory therapists (RT) who combine excellence with compassion for patients.
A respiratory therapist is trained and skilled to assess, diagnose and treat patients who have difficulty breathing. They work with people of all ages in conjunction with providers and nurses to come up with treatment plans aimed at best helping restore as much natural breathing function as possible.
As a critical team member in the overall care of the patient, the therapist educates patients on how to administer treatments on their own. The respiratory care staff is highly qualified to provide therapeutic and diagnostic testing and treatments for the lungs.
The Respiratory Therapy Department is open seven days a week with staff on duty 24 hours every day to serve patients in the emergency department and patients in the hospital.
A respiratory therapist provides the following services for patients in the hospital, Family Birth Center and emergency department:
Arterial blood gas
BiPAP and CPAP management
Outpatient Services provided at St Anthony Hospital include:
Pulmonary function testing
Cardiac event monitoring
Cardiac treadmill stress test
Smoking cessation assistance
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) (adult & pediatric)