The Respiratory Therapy Department is a 24/ 7 inpatient service for all areas of Tulane Medical Center. The Respiratory Therapy Department is staffed with credentialed and licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners. The therapists are certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. The department is accredited by JCAHO and the Arterial Blood Gas Lab is certified by the College of American Pathologists.

Services & Treatments

The Respiratory Therapy Department provides the following types of therapy:

  • Administration of medical gases
  • Delivery of respiratory medications
  • Mechanical ventilator management
  • Artificial airway management
  • Arterial blood sampling
  • Asthma therapy and teaching
  • Noninvasive ventilation (CPAP/BiPAP)


Appointments for physicians: (504) 988-8626
Appointments for pulmonary diagnostics testing: (504) 988-8630


The Respiratory Therapy Department at Tulane Medical Center offers in-service programs and continuing education opportunities, including:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Life Support