Respiratory support in Bradenton, Florida

The symptoms associated with pulmonary disease can be uncomfortable, which is why the specialists at Blake Medical Center are dedicated to helping you find relief. The pulmonary specialists work alongside your physician to treat your pulmonary condition and restore airway function.

To learn more about pulmonary support at Blake Medical Center, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 359-3552.

Full-service respiratory care

The licensed and credentialed respiratory therapists at our hospital evaluate, treat and care for all types of patients. We provide relief to patients with chronic conditions, such as asthma and emphysema. Emergency care is also available for patients experiencing a heart attack or cerebrovascular accident (stroke) and patients recovering from drowning or shock.

Our respiratory therapists provide numerous diagnostic and therapeutic services, including:

  • Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
  • Oxygen and medical gas delivery
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respiratory medication delivery

Pulmonary function testing

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, you may benefit from a pulmonary function test. Pulmonary testing allows your physician to:

  • Detect pulmonary disease
  • Evaluate extent of airway disease
  • Identify best treatment options
  • Assess breathing treatments with medication to determine the reversibility of airway disease

At Blake Medical Center, pulmonary function testing is available on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Outpatient breathing exams typically last 45 minutes. A prescription from a physician is required, so talk to your doctor about your symptoms if you feel you could benefit from pulmonary testing.