The East Orlando Respiratory Care Department is comprised of a specialized team of highly educated and trained certified and registered respiratory therapists working together with other allied health professionals to extend the hands and eyes of our physicians in the management of patients with pulmonary diseases.
Respiratory Therapy Practitioners (RCP) are commonly found in intensive-care units, emergency rooms, critical care transport and rapid response teams, cardiac cath labs, and operating rooms, as well as other areas of a hospital setting. Respiratory therapists provide care 24 hours a day and treat virtually every patient population and often the most critically ill patients in the hospital including pediatrics.
The RCP is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients with breathing disorders. These include chronic lung problems, such as the following:
Pulmonary function testing at Florida Hospital East Orlando is available on Wednesday of each week and includes complete studies with body Plethysmography as well as diffusion studies. Bedside pulmonary function screening is also available 24 hours a day. In addition we offer pulse oximetry trending for sleep apnea. The Cardiorespiratory department also has overnight sleep study rooms for monitoring patients suspected or diagnosed with sleep apnea.
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Each year, 220,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer, the deadliest cancer of them all. Traditionally, there has not been a widely accepted screening tool for early stage lung cancer, but that hasn't stopped Dr. Vu.
Florida Hospital Pulmonologist Steven Vu, MD, is a market leader utilizing Central Florida's only Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) technology (with a miniature ultrasonic probe), a minimally invasive and safe procedure that has been proven to be highly effective in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, peripheral lung disease and other lung abnormalities.
Dr. Vu has teamed up with the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, which serves more cancer patients than any other cancer program in Florida, and together they are making it harder for lung cancer to sneak up on you.
For more information, contact the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute East Orlando at (407) 303-6800.
For more information, please contact the RCP Respiratory Care Practitioner: (407) 303-8656