Adult Services

The adult division of respiratory care consists of highly skilled Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) that provide around the clock services to 2 ICUs, a Decision Observation Unit (DOU), the Behavioral Medicine Unit, the Rehabilitation Unit, and an attached Skilled Nursing Facility. RCPs also provide services to multiple general floor care areas, and the emergency department. In addition, RCPs in the adult division of respiratory care are vital members of multidisciplinary teams that respond to rapid responses (RRTs), stroke alerts, and cardiopulmonary arrests.

The adult division of respiratory care is one of the few service lines that provide care to patients in every patient care area of the hospital. RCPs in the adult division provide services to patients with various diagnosis and disease states. Some of the advanced therapies offered at WMMC include but are not limited to the following:

- Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation

- Weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)

- Airway clearance therapies (CPT, vest therapy, cough assist)

- Bronchodilator therapies

- Airway management

- Blood Gas Analysis

RCPs at White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) actively contribute to patient care as valued members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Services provided by RCPs are highly valued by the hospital, and our staff members make meaningful contributions to patient care each and every day.