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Respiratory Therapy

It is our staff’s mission to provide the highest quality respiratory care and promote wellness throughout our community. All of our Staff Therapists are licensed by the State of Georgia with maintenance of licenses and certifications in :

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

In addition, our staff is either a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) in affiliation with the National Board of Respiratory Therapists. We are all members of Union General Hospital’s “Rapid Response Team”, which performs immediate patient assessment in the event of an acute change in observed status.

Our Pulmonary Lab is state-of-the-art offering full pulmonary function testing with body plethysmography. The lab can measure:

  • Pre & Post Bronchodilator testing
  • Forced Vital Capacity (flow volume loops)
  • Maximum Volume Ventilation
  • Body Plethysmography or Nitrogen Washout
  • Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Methacholine Challenge Testing
  • MIP/MEP testing
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) with a physician order

Better Breathers Club

We offer a free community service in close affiliation with the American Lung Association. Its role in the community is to offer patient-centered, community-based educational opportunities and support to persons with chronic lung disease. No appointment necessary!

Time: We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm

Location: Union General Hospital’s 2nd Floor Classroom A