Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

The Children's Mercy Respiratory Care staff actively works in all patient-care settings, including the intensive care units and the emergency department.

Services are provided 24 hours per day in all departments at both Children's Mercy Hospital and Children's Mercy Kansas.

Services Offered

  • Asthma education for inpatients and clinics
  • Equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV)
  • Inpatient, urgent care, and emergency department services
  • Non-invasive monitoring
  • Oxygen therapy set-ups and evaluations
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Ventilator management and education
  • Respiratory Outpatient Clinic (ROC) open 24/7 during bronchiolitis season, November - March

Commonly Treated Conditions

Respiratory therapists work closely with the Sections of Neonatology, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, as well as provide routine care on the medical/surgical floors. Therapists help care for patients with the following conditions:
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Organ recipients
  • Reactive airway disease
  • Ventilator dependency
  • Various other respiratory conditions

Outpatient Clinic

The Respiratory Outpatient Clinic (ROC) provides 24/7 treatment for infants referred by their primary care provider for bronchiolitis, a breathing tract infection caused by a virus such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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