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Respiratory Services

Since 2004, the Respiratory Care department at Hendrick Medical Center has received the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition award from the American Association for Respiratory Care. It is given to respiratory care departments that have proven that they provide quality respiratory services to their patients and their community. We provide comprehensive, personalized respiratory services to patients of all ages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The goal of our practitioners is to evaluate and treat our patients using industry approved clinical practice guidelines. We encourage our patients to make healthy lifestyle choices and assist them in making any changes needed that will improve their quality of life.

Diagnostic Testing and Procedures

Diagnostic testing and procedures offered by Hendrick Respiratory Care, as ordered by a physician include:

  • Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Bronchodilator therapy (breathing treatments), in a variety of forms, including small volume nebulizers (SVN), intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments (IPPB), and metered dose inhalers (MDI)
  • Carbon monoxide and methemoglobin analysis
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Clinical consultation
  • CPAP and BiPAP management
  • Emergency resuscitation and intubation
  • End-tidal CO2 monitoring and testing
  • Oxygen, helium-oxygen therapy(heliox), and nitric oxide therapy
  • Patient education
  • Pulmonary function testing at bedside
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring and testing
  • Sputum induction
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Transportation of acute pulmonary or mechanically ventilated patients
  • Ventilator management including high frequency ventilation

Related Services and Resources

Hendrick Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The goal of Pulmonary Rehabilitation is to improve quality of life, reduce symptoms and teach patients how to manage their chronic respiratory disease. Learn more.

Hendrick Asthma Education Program

The asthma care team at Hendrick specializes in diagnosing and treating the disorder in patients of all ages. Learn more.