Contact this department: (785) 229-8336
Director of Cardiopulmonary Services: Brian Marsh, RRT: (785) 229-8335
Skill Levels of Personnel:
Cardiopulmonary therapists must possess a current state RCP license and current certification of BCLS.
The Cardiopulmonary Services will be staffed with at least one RCP 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The primary objective of RMH Cardiopulmonary Care Department is to promote and to provide the highest quality of health and healing to residents of Franklin County and the surrounding areas.
The RMH Cardiopulmonary Care Department is made up of a staff that provides:
- Preventive care
- Treatment for existing illnesses
- Administration of specialized pulmonary and cardiac testing
What is Cardiopulmonary Care?
Cardiopulmonary care is a combination of respiratory care and pulmonary function testing as well as evaluation of the function and efficiency of the cardiac system. The respiratory care aspect of the department implements various modalities to help facilitate the treatment of lung diseases and to test the adequacy of the lung`s function. These modalities consist of:
- Oxygen therapy
- Arterial Blood Gas
- Life support/ Critical care
- Non-invasive ventilation BiPaP/ CPAP
- Pulmonary clinic
- Aerosol medications
- Nocturnal/Ambulatory Pulse Oximetry
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Sleep Disorders Laboratory
- Smoking Cessation Program
The Cardiovascular Care aspect of the department implements various testing modalities to assess the adequacy of the heart and circulatory functions. These modalities consist of:
- Cardiac stress testing
- 24 hr CardiacHolter / 30 day cardiac event monitoring
The respiratory care practitioners at RMH continually update their skills and education in order to provide the most current and effective treatment regimens for respiratory illnesses such as COPD, emphysema, asthma and bronchitis. The department is staffed by therapists licensed in the state of Kansas and credentialed nationally. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.