Respiratory Care - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Respiratory Care

Respiratory care involves a variety of services for breathing problems and other lung conditions. At PIH Health, you’ll find experienced respiratory (breathing) and pulmonary (lung) experts who are skilled at diagnosing and caring for respiratory conditions 24 hours a day.

Conditions We Treat

We are equipped to treat people of all ages with all kinds of breathing problems, including:

  • Asthma
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis (an immune system response caused by a severe infection)
  • Respiratory failure

Respiratory Services & Treatments

The Respiratory Services department at PIH Health provides comprehensive respiratory care throughout the hospital and to outpatients. Our services include:

  • Diagnosing lung and breathing problems and recommending appropriate treatments
  • Consulting with physicians to recommend the best therapy for each patient
  • Analyzing breath, tissue and blood specimens to determine levels of oxygen and other gases
  • Managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own
  • Responding to emergency calls for airway care within the hospital
  • Providing emergency and long-term life support for patients with life-threatening heart and lung conditions
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Bronchoscopy – Fiber optic, ultrasonic
  • Asthma care and education, including Pediatric Asthma
  • Educating patients and families about lung disease and how to stop smoking
  • Six minute walk test

Skilled Care for Breathing Conditions

You can breathe easier when you are cared for at PIH Health. Our board certified lung specialist, and specially trained and certified respiratory therapists, pulmonary function technicians and nurses deliver expert care. We’re recognized for quality respiratory care by the American Association for Respiratory Care. This and other credentials mean we go above and beyond to provide you with the best care possible.

Our on-site Respiratory Laboratory is licensed by the State of California as a clinical laboratory.

Get more information about lung and thoracic care at PIH Health.

Learn about the lungs and airways in our online Health Library.

Contact Us

For more information on respiratory services at PIH Health, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12715 or Ext. 12545.

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