Respiratory therapists at UMC are highly skilled professionals who provide a wide-range of care to help manage multiple breathing problems caused by disease or illness such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, cardiovascular disorders and problems caused by trauma or accidents.
They provide care in general inpatient care areas as well as in many areas throughout the hospital, such as:
- Neonatal ICU
- Neonatal Transport Team
- Trauma and Surgical ICU
- Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center
- Medical ICU
- Cardiac ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Emergency Center
We implement best practice with the use of our “therapist driven protocols” to evaluate, treat, educate and monitor patients while working in a variety of settings.
They are also a part of a multidisciplinary team which includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, dietitians, social services and more.
In the outpatient setting, pulmonary diagnostic therapists assist our medical staff in the diagnosis and evaluation of lung and other medical conditions with state-of-the-art equipment.