ECG / Respiratory Therapy

MANAGER: Mrs. Susan Smith RRT
Registered Respiratory Therapist/ Asthma Educator

CARDIOLOGY
TECHNOLOGIST:

Mrs. Fran Whissell
Mrs Natacha Brouillette

LOCATION: Laboratory section

TELEPHONE:

705-337-4041 Manager
705-337-4048 ext. 2164 Technologist

E-MAIL:

ssmith@senhosp.ca (Manager)
fwhissell@senhosp.ca (Technologist)

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

To support the overall mission statement of the hospital by providing the highest level of patient/client care. The department believes in the execution of quality patient/client treatment to adults, paediatrics and neonates in collaboration with other health care professionals.

SERVICES PROVIDED

- Complete Pulmonary Function testing (including Diffusion Capacity [DLCO] and Body Plethsmograph)
RESPIRATORY THERAPY AND ECG DEPARTMENT

* Oximetry (resting, exercise, nocturnal)
* Arterial Blood Gases
* Mechanical ventilation (2 ventilators)
* Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (BiPAP)
* Assist in transport of the critically ill
* Home Oxygen Assessments
* Responds to cardiac arrest
* Electrocardiograms
* Stress testing - cardiac/pulmonary
* Holter monitoring
* Pacemaker monitoring
* Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
* Cardiac Event Recording

EDUCATION

* Asthma Educator/
* Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Education
* Cardiopulmonry Resuscitation (CPR)
* 12-Lead Interpretation
* Arrythmia Course

The Respiratory Therapy and ECG Department is open Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00. Routine ECG's do not require appointments and are done between 08:00 and 12:00. All other testing requires an appointment.

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C. difficile Rates:
March 0.00 per 1529 patient days

 

MRSA:
April to June 0.00

 

VRE:
April to June 0.00