The Pediatric Respiratory Care team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital consists of highly trained therapists working closely with physicians, nurses, and other specialists to provide the highest level of care to patients and their families.
Supporting the largest pediatric lung transplant program in the world, our respiratory therapists manage ventilators for both the pediatric and neonatal population and treat children before and after transplantation. We also care for children receiving heart, liver, kidney and/or bone marrow transplants. In addition, our therapists assist with bronchoscopy procedures, perform lung biopsies, and administer specialty gas mixtures such as inspired carbon dioxide, hypoxic gas mixtures and heliox.
We provide care for a full range of patients, from neonates to adolescents, treating multiple disease processes including asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart and lung disease, RSV and others.
Specialized treatment units
- The Emergency Unit, a Level I Trauma Center
- The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- The Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), transporting high-risk patients to the hospital by helicopter
- Ambulatory Procedure Center (APC)
Advanced technologies offered
- Servo 300
- Servo I
- VIP Bird
- VIP Gold
- Sensormedics 3100 A Oscillator
- BIPAP Vision
- INO vent
- Percussionaire high frequency transport oscillation
- Nitric oxide
We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.