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Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Services cares about your lung health. We provide diagnostic testing, therapeutic intervention, and comprehensive monitoring for all age groups. Among the services performed by our team of Respiratory Therapists are neurodiagnostics testing, sleep disorders testing and bronchoscopy, in conjunction with skilled nurses. Our six-bed Sleep Disorders Center is located on the first floor of Baptist for your convenience. All other services are located on the third floor with easy access by elevator from the main lobby.

Respiratory Therapists provide advanced therapeutic functions, such as airway management, ventilator management, and disease education. They also apply their talents and skills, as part of a dedicated team, in many clinical areas including the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, and the Intensive Care Units.

When you come to Baptist, you can be assured of the highest standards and quality. Our team of skilled professionals stand ready to help you, and your physician, treat your condition. Whether it be neurologic, pulmonary, or sleep related, we can help. The department is staffed primarily by Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) and Registered Nurses (RN), the highest professional levels within our field. Several therapists also hold critical care specialty credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), such as the Neonatal / Pediatric Specialist (NPS) credential, as well as the prestigious Asthma Educator Credential (AE-C) from the National Asthma Education Credential Board (NAECB). Our Sleep Diagnostics Lab and Neurodiagnostics / Pulmonary Function Lab therapists hold specialized credentials for these highly skilled areas, such as the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT), and the Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT, RPFT) credential from the NBRC. We take pride in being recognized for highest quality by the American Association of Respiratory Care.

If you are a smoker, a former smoker or someone concerned about exposure to second-hand smoke, click here to learn about Baptist's Lung Basic pulmonary screening.

Learn more about the profession of respiratory therapy at the American Association for Respiratory Care's website: www.aarc.org/career

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