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Respiratory Service

Respiratory Care, comprised of Certified and Registered Respiratory Therapists, is an allied health profession engaged in the consultation, evaluation, diagnostics, and therapeutic management of patients with dysfunctions of the respiratory and cardiopulmonary system.

Therapeutic management includes: respiratory patient assessment, arterial blood gas analysis, the application and monitoring of oxygen and mixed gas therapy, respiratory medication administration, humidity and aerosol therapy, positive pressure breathing, mechanical ventilatory support, artificial airway care, bronchial hygiene therapy, and emergency respiratory services such as airway support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and ECMO.

Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

Pulmonary diagnostic services are provided for both inpatients and outpatients. Physicians may schedule patients for outpatient pulmonary diagnostic procedures by calling the Centralized Scheduling Department at 423-778-5800.

The pulmonary diagnostic services offered include:

  • Disease Management Patient Education
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Studies
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy/Needle Biopsy/Thoracentesis
  • Pulmonary Exercise Stress Testing/6 Minute Walk Test
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Nocturnal Oxygen Desaturation Studies
  • Patient/Family Education
  • HAST with or without Supplemental Oxygen Titration
  • Vd/Vt
  • CPAP Studies

Erlanger Baroness

979 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403


Inpatient Respiratory Care Services

Inpatient/Outpatient Pulmonary Diagnostic Services
Mon - Fri, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Children's Hospital at Erlanger

910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403


Inpatient Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care Services


Outpatient Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Erlanger East

1755 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421


Inpatient Adult & Neonatal Respiratory Care Services

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Erlanger North

632 Morrison Springs Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415


Pulmonary Diagnostic & Rehab Services
Mon - Thu., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Chattanooga LifeStyle Center

325 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402


Pulmonary Rehab Services
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