Respiratory Care, comprised of Registered Respiratory Technicians, is an allied health profession engaged in the consultation, evaluation, diagnostics, and therapeutic management of patients with dysfunctions of the respiratory and cardiopulmonary system.
Respiratory Care Services
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 to 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 Artery (Right Heart) Catheter Insertion
- Pulmonary Exercise Stress Testing/6 Minute Walk Test
- Blood Gas Analysis
- Pulse Oximetry
- Nocturnal Oxygen Desaturation Studies
- Patient/Family Education
- Indirect Calorimetry of Nutritional Assessment
- HAST with or without Supplemental Oxygen Titration
- CPAP Studies
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.
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.
1755 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Inpatient Adult & Neonatal Respiratory Care Services
632 Morrison Springs Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Pulmonary Diagnostic & Rehab Services
Mon - Thu., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chattanooga LifeStyle Center
325 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Pulmonary Rehab Services
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