At Central Florida Health Alliance, our respiratory services are organized and integrated with other departments to provide 24-hour respiratory therapy and diagnostic testing. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate and high-quality respiratory services to meet the health care needs of the individuals and communities we serve.
Respiratory therapy is the treatment employed under medical direction in the diagnosis and care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. Respiratory therapy includes the therapeutic and diagnostic use of medical gases and administration apparatus, environmental control systems, medications to the cardiopulmonary system, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of artificial airways.
The term also includes testing techniques to assist in diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and research. The practice of respiratory care is performed only with a physician's order.