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The Johns Hopkins Hospital Adult Respiratory Care Department treats patients in diverse areas across the adult inpatient side of the hospital. Most of our resources are deployed to the hospital’s seven adult intensive care units, where our respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) are integral members of the critical care team. Our adult RCPs also respond to emergency response calls across the hospital and the charge RCP tends to all traumas and critical patients in the emergency room.

Adult Respiratory Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Adult Respiratory Care Department provides cutting edge clinical care to a wide variety of critically ill patients. Here are some of the highlights of the therapies we deliver:

  • Ventilator management
    • Including utilization of an ARDS protocol
    • Advanced vent modes (APRV, ASV, NAVA)
    • Diverse fleet of ventilators
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide Administration
  • Airway Clearance Therapies (utilizing an Airway Clearance Protocol)
  • Airway Management
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Emergency Response Teams
  • Emergency Department Care
    • Level I Trauma Center

  • Post-Surgical Ventilator Weaning and Care
    • Including heart and lung transplants
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • ICU Mobilization
  • Multidisciplinary approach to tracheostomy management and speaking valves
  • The department also engages in diverse education pathways.
    • Clinical rotations for local and international respiratory therapy schools.
    • Annual respiratory education for nursing and physicians.
    • Departmental continuing education lectures.