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Respiratory Care

Housewide Quality Respiratory Care

For nine consecutive years the Respiratory Care Department at Saint Francis Medical Center has received the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care for providing quality respiratory care services to their patients and their community.

All of our respiratory therapists are nationally credentialed and licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. Therapists are staffed on all floors, the three adult ICUs and the Level 3 NICU on a 24/7 basis. Using our Assess and Treat Protocols, therapists provide state of the art care and services to all patients at Saint Francis Medical Center.

Qualification for home oxygen and CPAP/BiPAP

The respiratory therapists will do the required testing and set up home oxygen/CPAP/BiPAP services for qualified patients prior to discharge.

Full Pulmonary Function Laboratory for Inpatient and Outpatient Testing

We have a fully equipped pulmonary function laboratory for both inpatient and outpatient testing to determine lung function abnormalities and the severity of disease.

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