Located on the first floor of the hospital’s main campus, the goal of the Cardiopulmonary Service Department is to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services to our adult, pediatric and neonatal patients. Our department treats patients from medical and surgical multi-specialties of burn, trauma, neurology, cardiology, respiratory, GI and renal.
Our patients can rest easy knowing we offer specialized technical expertise in maintenance and application of the equipment necessary for cardiopulmonary care. Our team works tirelessly to treat patients and assumes responsibility for administering care safely and effectively.
The following treatments are provided by the Cardiopulmonary Service Department:
Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen at a higher concentration than that in ambient air (the natural state of outdoor air) to treat or prevent hypoxia – a condition that occurs when there is not enough oxygen in the blood.
Aerosolized Medication Therapy
Aerosolized medication therapy is administered to reduce airway resistance that makes it difficult to breathe and improves the distribution of ventilation. This procedure also minimizes the mechanical disadvantages of prolonged expiratory airflow and decreases the patient’s effort to breathe.
This procedure is implemented to provide support to patients suffering from respiratory failure.
Therapeutics Gases (Nitric Oxide)
Therapeutic gases are used to improve blood flow to the lungs.
Chest-physio therapy improves the mobilization of bronchial secretions, by utilizing the effects of gravity with external manipulation of the thorax. This makes it easier to breath and improves oxygenation to vital organs.
Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive tool used to determine the level of oxyhemoglobin (SpO2).
Arterial Line Insertion
This procedure allows the physicians to receive accurate blood pressure readings and provides easy access for laboratory studies.
High Altitude Studies in NICU
High altitude studies help the physician determine oxygen requirements for a patient whose home environment is at an elevation of 4,000 feet or higher.
Arterial Blood Gas Puncture
This procedure obtains blood samples to determine oxygenation, ventilatory and acid-base status.
End Tidal CO2 Monitoring
This procedure evaluates the effectiveness of patient’s ventilation.
Spirometry includes, but is not limited to, the measurement of forced vital capacity (FVC), the forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), and other forced expiratory flow measurements such as the FEF25-75%. Physicians use these values to determine how well the patient is responding to medication and to evaluate lung disease.
This is an electrical recording of the heart used in the investigation of heart disease.
Pulmonary Function Testing
This test assesses lung function and determines how much damage there is in the lungs.
High Risk Deliveries
Endotracheal intubation usually requires two qualified health care professionals, one to insert the endotracheal tube into the trachea (windpipe) and another person to help. This procedure helps maintain an open airway or serves as a conduit through which to administer certain drugs.
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy diagnoses and manages a variety of inflammatory, infectious and malignant diseases of the chest. A bronchoscopy may include the retrieval of tissue specimens or the removal of abnormal tissue. This procedure may also be used to remove objects from the respiratory tract or to help with difficult intubations.