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Supervisor: David Phelps, RRT

Staff: Respiratory Therapists and Cardiac Sonographer

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

Cardiopulmonary Department:


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.


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


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.


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

Phone:      (985) 839-4431
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