St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Pulmonary Care Unit (PCU) is a separate specialized unit which handles all the respiratory services offered by the hospital. This includes aerosol therapy or nebulization, chest physiotherapy, spot check/oxygen analysis, arterial blood gas analysis, incentive spirometry, mechanical ventilator, and weaning.
The Respiratory Therapists consist of a Chief Respiratory Therapist (RT) and eight Respiratory Care Practitioners.
They are available 24/7 to render services and ensure proper performance of the procedures and their effectiveness.
The PCU is strategically located beside the ICU, second floor of St. Elizabeth Hospital Incorporated.
- Respiratory Services
- a. Aerosol Therapy
- b. Chest Physiotherapy
- c. Ventilator Support
- d. Lung Expansion Therapy (Incentive Spirometry, Deep Breathing Exercises)
- e. Oxygen Analysis (Pulse Oximetry)
- Diagnostic Services
- a. Arterial Blood Gas