Respiratory Care Services

At Tallahassee Memorial, our purpose in delivering respiratory therapy is to maintain an open airway for trauma, intensive care and surgical patients. We assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and support, as well as providing life support for patients who cannot breathe on their own. We also provide inhaled medication and medical gases and assist with patient education.

Through our actions and delivery of quality patient care, we illustrate our institution's values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. 

Respiratory care practitioners evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. 

Respiratory therapists evaluate, manage and treat all types of patients. The patient population falls between premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to the geriatric population whose lungs have become compromised. Respiratory care services provide temporary relief to patients with chronic lung conditions, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning or shock.

Our clinicians are licensed personnel highly qualified in delivering respiratory therapy services to meet the needs of our community. 

What respiratory care services does Tallahassee Memorial offer?
  • Management of chronic and acute lung conditions
  • Bronchodilator Therapy
  • Chest Percussion Therapy
  • Positive Pressure Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Bedside Spirometry
  • Pulmonary Function Studies
  • Sleep Studies
  • A-line Insertion
  • Arterial and Capillary Blood Samplings
  • Intubations
  • M.E.T. and Code Blue Team
  • Trauma and Stroke Alert Team
  • Adult Critical Care Unit
  • Pediatric Critical Care Unit
  • Newborn Critical Care Unit
  • Nitric-Oxide Therapy
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • High Risk Deliveries
  • Ventilator Management
  • Internal and External Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal Patient Transport
  • Asthma Education
  • Smoking Cessation

To evaluate patients, respiratory therapists interview them, perform limited physical examinations and conduct diagnostic tests.

Respiratory therapists consult with physicians and other health care professionals to help develop and modify individual patient care plans.