Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Respiratory Care Services is staffed by credentialed respiratory care practitioners providing life-supporting care with the direction of a board certified physicians specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Pulmonologists are specialized in treating acute and chronic conditions affecting the pulmonary system through a variety of mechanisms including oxygen therapy, inhaled medication therapy, breathing equipment, and education. Working closely with other health care professionals, they support the cardiopulmonary function of all age groups in a variety of settings including:
Mechanical ventilation for all age groups
Inhaled bronchodilator therapy
Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (BiPAP)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Hyperinflation therapy for the prevention and treatment of pneumonia
Pulse oximetry (non-invasive test to assess blood oxygen saturation)
Arterial blood gases (ABG) - a test to determine blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels
Smoking cessation counseling
Disease education (i.e. asthma, chronic lung disease)
Respiratory Care Services is prepared seven days a week, 24 hours a day for inpatient and emergency care.
Please call (757) 984-7130 for additional information.