Respiratory Care

Our respiratory care team at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is comprised of highly skilled Registered Respiratory Therapists. Our respiratory therapists work collaboratively with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other disciplines to provide innovative and quality respiratory care to our residents and their families. Our team provides 24-hour respiratory therapy coverage for the entire Pediatric Center. Respiratory therapists play a critical role and are passionate about delivering holistic and resident-centered care.

We assess, treat and care for children with a wide range of complex medical issues ranging from neuromuscular disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system, ventilator dependency due to respiratory insufficiency and congenital abnormalities of airway and lung development. We also provide specific respiratory education to residents’ families to assist with post-discharge care.

At the Pediatric Center respiratory therapists are experts in:

  • Emergency airway management providing emergency care to our residents in respiratory or cardiac arrest
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • High flow oxygen therapy
  • Airway clearance therapy
  • Hyperinflation therapy
  • End-tidal CO2 monitoring
  • Elective and critical care transport

Respiratory Therapy Highlights:

  • Largest long-term pediatric ventilator-dependent facility in the United States
  • All of our respiratory therapists hold the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential
  • Over 50 ventilator-dependents residents
  • Over 80 residents with tracheostomies