Cardiopulmonary




Supervisor: David Phelps, RRT

Staff: Respiratory Therapists and Cardiac Sonographer

Phone: 985-795-4318 / Fax: 985-795-4225

Cardiopulmonary Department:

SCOPE:

Respiratory care is a life-supporting, life-enhancing health care profession practiced under qualified medical direction. Respiratory Care Services are provided to both inpatients and out patients with disorders of the Cardiopulmonary System, including: Therapeutic delivery of care, diagnostic testing, monitoring of patient status and improvement and evaluation of care.

Our Cardiopulmonary Department is staffed twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. All individuals who provide diagnostic or therapeutic respiratory care have appropriate qualifications, training and possess a current license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. All of our Respiratory Therapist are Certified in American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Cardiology - Cardiac Stress Testing- Cardiolite and Lexiscan. Stress Echocardiograms and Bubble Studies with the new VIVID E9 Ultrasound Machine.

We provide free athletic screening for local athletes to detect heart abnormalities. Electrocardiograms, EEG's (Neuro-diagnostic Testing).

Sleep Studies with mask fitting, patient education and follow-up evaluation with board certified Sleep physician - * redecorated patient rooms

Pulmonary Function Testing, Ventilator and Airway management, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis with Co-oximetry using the new IL GEM 4000 Analyzer, Aerosol and Oxygen Therapy and Patient Education.



  • Airway Care
  • Aerosol Therapy
  • Ambulance Transport
  • Apnea Monitoring
  • Arterial Blood Gas and Cooximetry Analysis
  • BIPAP/CPAP Therapy
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • CPR
  • Echocardiogram/Doppler Studies, Stress Echos, Bubble Studies, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE),
  • Electroencephalograms
  • Extubation
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Intubation Assistance
  • MDI Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Pediatric Respiratory Care
  • Percussion and Postural Drainage
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Sleep Disorder Testing
  • Ventilator Management


MISSION:

We strive to provide the highest quality of cardiopulmonary services with special attention to the physical and social needs of our patients and their families.

VALUES:

To support our therapists' growth and development through continuing education and to foster accountability and responsibility for professional judgment.

  • To encourage and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care and encourage patients and their families to be active members of the team.
  • To educate patients and their families about health care options so they can make informed decisions.
  • To respect patients' rights when determining the extent of care.
  • To ensure the comfort and dignity of every patient throughout his/her life, and at the end of a patient's life encounter.

 

Our Mission
The mission of Riverside Medical Center is to provide high quality health care services in a safe, compassionate and cost efficient environment to the residents of Washington Parish and the surrounding area.
Riverside Medical Center
Address:   1900 Main Street
                   Franklinton, Louisiana
                   70438-3688

Phone:      (985) 839-4431
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