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Neonatal Information for Respiratory Care Services

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level IV NICU, one of only two in the state of Maryland. Our 45-bed unit is staffed by highly trained and dedicated neonatal respiratory therapists who are key members of the multidisciplinary NICU team.

Our NICU respiratory therapists are responsible for neonatal therapeutic equipment and processes including:

  • ventilator management with conventional as well as high-frequency oscillatory (HFO) and high-frequency jet (HFJ) ventilation
  • surfactant administration
  • intubation
  • nitric oxide administration
  • blood gas acquisition and interpretation
  • blood gas lab organization and maintenance
  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries
  • Internal and external transports

In addition to their duties in the NICU, neonatal RCPs are also eligible to train as ECMO specialists and support the pediatric ECMO team.

Our NICU RCPs are experts in caring for neonates with compromised respiratory status, and frequently share their expertise at physician and nursing lectures. These highly-skilled practitioners maintain a great deal of autonomy in the NICU, and are viewed as valuable assets to the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

To learn more about the NICU and possible career opportunities, please contact:

Stacey Mann, B.S., R.R.T.
Manager, Respiratory Care and ECMO Services
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center