Respiratory Therapists are specialized medical professionals who treat problems with the lungs and breathing under the supervision of a medical provider. These certified specialists provide respiratory expertise and allow for more specialized treatments to be done at the local level. There are several things that respiratory therapists do, including:
- Inpatient breathing treatments and monitoring, including high-flow oxygen, bi-pap and C-pap
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Holter Monitors
- Percussion therapy
Respiratory therapists are on site at GCMH Monday–Friday.