We Care How You Breathe
The Missouri Delta Medical Center Respiratory Care Department, a division of Patient Care Services, functions under the Medical Direction of Dr. Stephen Welton, MD and the Administrative direction of Senior Vice President, Jim Henson. We are available 24 hours a days, whose primary concentration of coverage is in the adult intensive care unit, newborn nursery and pediatrics, emergency room and medical and surgical floors.
Our goal is to exceed patient expectations by providing both immediate assistance and by helping achieve the outcomes of a multidisciplinary care plan for all patients.
Respiratory Care Services
Therapists actively participate in a variety of in-patient and out-patient therapies. Our scope of practice encompasses patients of all ages with both acute and chronic pulmonary dysfunction and disease.
The respiratory therapist’s expertise is arterial blood gases, emergency response, ventilation management, evaluation and assessment, therapeutic treatment, patient education and diagnostic testing.