Respiratory therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work under physician orders to provide a wide range of respiratory procedures and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, and other lung-related conditions.
At Jackson Hospital, our Respiratory Therapy Services provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient respiratory services for both adults and children, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Respiratory Therapy Services include diagnostic procedures, therapeutic procedures, and critical care procedures – ranging from emergency/trauma patients, chronic lung disease management, asthma disease management, newborn resuscitation and ventilation management, and adult critical care.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, licensed respiratory therapists provide services with the support of physician specialists who are board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our range of care includes:
- ABG (Arterial blood gas) analysis
- Six Minute Walk
- Pulse Oximeter Check
- Maximum Venous Output
- Bronchodilator therapy
- Bedside bronchoscopy assisting
- Ventilator maintenance
- BiPAP monitoring
- Neonatal CPAP
- Oxygen protocol
- MDI/SVN protocol
- Therapist driven protocol
- COPD, pneumonia, and asthma pathway utilization
Our Respiratory Care Department also offers a community wide BETTER BREATHER’S SUPPORT GROUP for any individual with a chronic lung condition. This includes, COPD, Asthma, Lung cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis and any other lung disease. There is no charge for this service. Friends and family are invited.
For more information on the BETTER BREATHER’S SUPPORT GROUP, please call 718-2559.
Location and Hours
We are located at Jackson Hospital in the Respiratory Department
Cardiology: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—Monday through Friday
Scheduling Department (850) 718-2552
All testing with the exception of EKGs and ABGs require an appointment. Also some private insurances require written prior authorization prior to being performed. A physician’s order is required.
Respiratory: (850) 718-2545
Cardiology: (850) 718-2559
Hospital (main operator): (850) 526-2200