The Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab is staffed by respiratory care practitioners who are dual credentialed in respiratory care and pulmonary function studies. Hours are 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday; after hours by appointment. Services include:
- Pulmonary function studies
- Administration of diagnostic gases
- Methacholine challenge
- Metabolic studies
- Simple exercise studies assistance with bronchoscopies.
The Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab personnel also provide services to the Pulmonary Clinic. Procedures include:
- Basic pulmonary function testing
- Aerosol therapy and pulse oximetry.
- Disease management
Patient and parent instruction is provided for metered dose inhalers (MDI), aerosol and CPT therapies, flutter valve, PEP mask and other airway clearance maneuvers.
The Sleep Lab provides sleep studies 24 / 7 by professionals dual credentialed in respiratory care and sleep diagnostics. Under the medical direction of a certified sleep pulmonologist, diagnostic procedures are performed to determine the extent of the apnea and the initiation and titration of CPAP / BiPAP.
The Transport Team is staffed 24 / 7 with a team consisting of an RRT and an RN. These individuals are responsible for the transport of critical patients to and from the medical center. Ambulances are equipped to provide the same care that is available in our intensive care units including all medical gases.