The adult division of respiratory care consists of approximately 75 highly skilled Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) that provide around the clock services to 2 surgical ICUs, a medical ICU, a coronary care ICU, a cardiac surgery ICU, and a neurosciences critical care ICU. RCPs also provide services to 2 intermediate care areas, multiple general floor care areas, and the adult emergency department. In addition, RCPs in the adult division of respiratory care are vital members of multidisciplinary teams that respond to rapid responses (RRTs), cardiopulmonary arrests, and traumas.
The adult division of respiratory care is one of the few services that provide care to patients in nearly every building on the hospital’s campus.
RCPs in the adult division provide services to patients with a wide variety of pathologies. In caring for this vast patient population, RCPs provide many advanced therapies, including:
- High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV)
- Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO)
- Independent Lung Ventilation (ILV
- Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
- ARDSnet protocol
- Rapid weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)
- Advanced care for lung transplant patients
- Airway clearance therapies (CPT, vest therapy, cough assist, intrapulmonary percussive ventilation)
- Administration of inhaled medications
- Airway management
RCPs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital 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.
To learn more about the Adult Division of Respiratory Care services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, please e-mail:
Matthew P. Trojanowski, MS, RRT
Manager, Adult Respiratory Care Services
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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