Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Department monitors and delivers critical care and general respiratory care services to patients in all age groups on inpatient and outpatient bases in addition to coordinating a comprehensive interdisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation program featuring education and exercise for patients with Chronic lung disease. The department monitors and maintains ventilators in the adult and neonatal critical care areas and manages appropriate supplies, medications and medical gases. Services are provided according to physicians' orders and-or by protocols approved by the Medical Staff. Delivery includes the provision of equipment, supplies and medications, patient assessment, the provision of therapy, documentation and communication as appropriate with other caregivers.

The following services are available:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Intubation-Emergency Airway Care
  • Patient Assessment
  • Set up, Selection, Maintenance and Weaning of Oxygen, Humidification and Aerosol Delivery Devices (i.e. nasal cannulas, face masks, trach collars, etc.)
  • Monitoring, Management and Weaning of Patients on Continuous Mechanical Ventilation
  • Monitoring of CPAP and BIPAP Devices
  • Medication Delivery via Handheld Nebulizers
  • IBBP, PEP Therapy, Flutter therapy
  • Chest Physical Therapy (percussion and postural drainage)
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Deep Tracheal Suctioning
  • Arterial Blood Gas Procurement
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Patient Education
  • Discharge Planning (arrangement of home oxygen and respiratory therapy equipment)

Location:

7601 Osler Drive, 2 West
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Information:

  • General or Scheduling: 410-337-1300 or 1301
  • Manager: 410-337-1305