Respiratory Care Services

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is a high-volume regional weaning center and Our Respiratory Care Services Department is an integral part of our interdisciplinary clinical team. Respiratory Care professionals provide specialized care to our patients at Barlow Respiratory Hospital main campus in Los Angeles and our satellite units in Van Nuys and Whittier, California.

  • Mechanical ventilation Assist/Management
  • Ventilator Weaning (TIPS 2.0 protocol)
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Simple spirometry
  • Metered dose inhaler
  • Assist with intubation
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Endotracheal tube management
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Sputum induction
  • Ambulation of patients on mechanical ventilation
  • Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation
  • Nebulizer/aerosolized drug therapy
  • Aerosol/humidity therapy
  • Hi Flow Oxygen Therapy
  • Assistant with special procedures:
  • Intubation
  • Percutaneous Tracheotomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy(PEG)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Gastrostomy Tube (feeding)
  • Chest physiotherapy/ Metaneb Therapy
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Tracheotomy changes
  • Tracheostomy button placement
  • Passy Muir Speaking Valve (PMV)
  • Patient/family staff education
  • Electrocardiogram 12 lead
  • Patient transports in-house/CT scan


Barlow Respiratory Therapists are national and California Board Certified Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP).



Wound Care

Barlow’s Wound Care Program helps clear up problems that may delay the healing process. Often, difficult to heal wounds complicate the treatment of other serious conditions, such as cardiac, pulmonary, neuromuscular, endocrine, and renal diseases.

Led by a certified wound care specialist, Barlow provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary intervention in wound care management. The Barlow team addresses underlying causes that may delay healing, as it applies state-of-the-art care to the actual wound. Including daily physician visits, each patient is provided with the full range of therapies needed to improve the quality of life and maximize function and well-being. From complex and multiple pressure ulcers, to traumatic and surgical wounds, Barlow provides treatment for healing complicated medical problems.

Wound Care patients receive treatment at Barlow when they have:

  • Stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Surgical or traumatic wounds
  • Fistulae
  • Wounds complicated by existing diseases
  • Wounds requiring highly technical care, nutritional support, or complex dressings