Support Services Provided

  • Therapeutic administration of medical gases including oxygen, nitrogen, nitric oxide, carbon dioxide and helium / oxygen mixtures 
  • Treatment procedures to include aerosol therapy (continuous, intermittent or metered dose), percussion and postural drainage, cough assist, chest physical therapy (CPT) and airway clearance techniques, assessment, education, percussive ventilator, assist with bronchoscopies, incentive spirometry and breathing exercises (includes patient and parent instruction), disease management and smoking cessation. Initiation of IV access
  • Ventilatory support procedures to include initiation and management of mechanical ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP); bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), postsurgical airway care and suctioning (includes parent instruction  for home care)
  • Assembly, inspection and troubleshooting of all respiratory care equipment
  • Diagnostic procedures to include: blood gas analysis (capillary, venipuncture and arterial puncture), pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2 measurements, metabolic studies and bedside spirometry
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation including emergency intubation and parent teaching
  • Transportation of neonatal and pediatric patients to and from procedures throughout Cincinnati Children’s