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Adult Care

Respiratory Care Services

Respiratory Care Quality Recognition Logo Saint Peter’s University Hospital is one of close to 700 hospitals out of the 5000 hospitals in the U.S. – and the only one in central New Jersey – named a Quality Respiratory Care institution. 


The Respiratory Care Department at Saint Peter's University Hospital is an essential part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team that works in collaboration with physicians and nurses to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and individual expert care through therapeutic and diagnostic services. 

Our Respiratory Care Practioners (RCP) provide therapeutic and diagnostic care to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. RCPs are part of a multidisciplinary team which provides the highest standard of expert care.

In caring for a vast patient population, RCPs provide many advanced therapies, including: 

• High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV)

• ARDSnet protocol and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)

• Administration and education of  Bi-level positive airway pressure/continuous positive airway pressure (BiPAP/CPAP) and Hi-Flow Nasal Cannula

• Airway clearance through various forms of chestphysiotherpy (CPT)

• Aerosolized medication therapy education and administration

• Airway management


Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) who work at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide care for patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), two pediatric care units and the Dorthy B. Hersh pediatric Emergency Department.  Our respiratory therapists are responsible for therapeutic interventions, including:

• Conventional ventilator management, including  Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAV

• High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV)

• Nitric Oxide administration

• Heliox therapy delivery and monitoring   

• Intubation assistance

• Aerosolized medication therapy education and administration

 • Internal and external critical care transportation


The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  is a Level III NICU, and has a 55-bed unit. Our NICU respiratory therapists are part of a highly-skilled, trained team who attend to all deliveries as well as provide therapeutic interventions, including:

• Conventional ventilator management, including Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA)

• High-frequency oscillatory (HFOV) and high-frequency jet (HFJ) ventilation

• Nitric oxide administration

• Surfactant administration

• Blood gas analysis 

• Intubation assistance

• Internal and external critical care transportations








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