Respiratory Care / Neurodiagnostics

The Respiratory Care Department at El Paso Children’s Hospital offers advance pediatric respiratory therapy services, special pediatric diagnostic services and training education to patients, families, physicians, therapists and clinicians. All staff members have the highest pediatric certifications.

Our dedicated team is ready to provide the highest quality neonatal care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, giving families peace of mind.

El Paso Children’s Hospital offers treatments for the following conditions:

  • Acute Lung Injury
  • ARDS-Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Congenital abnormalities of the lungs, airways and chest wall
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Foreign Body Aspiration
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusions & Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Tuberculosis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction

Pediatric Respiratory Care Staff Certifications:

  • RRT-Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • BLS- Basic Life Support
  • PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • STABLE- Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support
  • NPS-Neonatal Pediatric Specialist
  • AE-C- Certified Asthma Educator
  • CPFT, RPFT- Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist

Advanced Pediatric Respiratory Therapy Services Available

  • Medical Gas Therapy including Nitric Oxide and Heliox
  • Aerosol Drug Administration
  • Bronchial Hygiene
  • Non-Invasive Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Noninvasive Ventilation
  • Conventional Mechanical Ventilator Support and Care
  • High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Support and Care
  • Participation at all high risk deliveries
  • Pediatric Bronchoscopy Service Support
  • Bedside Spirometry Testing

Neurodiagnostics Services Available:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electroencephalogram Long Term Monitoring
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoke Potential (BAER)
  • Visual Evoke Potential(VER)

Respiratory Care Special Diagnostic Services Available:

  • Complete Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Spirometry
  • Lung volumes obtained by plethysmography
  • Diffusion
  • Muscle Strength
  • Bronchial Challenge Testing

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