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Pediatric Respiratory Care 

The Pediatric Respiratory Care Department has a dedicated team of 45 people who evaluates, diagnoses, manages and cares for children with breathing deficiencies and abnormalities. 

We are available day and night to help your child breathe easier.  The Respiratory Care Team is dedicated to safety, performance, opportunity and training in the care we provide.

Contact Us

To reach our office, please call 314-577-5661. 

Our Services

Our respiratory therapists have broad expertise and work throughout the hospital to care for your child’s breathing needs.  We provide treatment to patients in all medical and surgical inpatient areas and the following locations:

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Emergency Department

Ambulatory Care Center

Pediatric Sleep Center

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

We also work with the Transport Team and Medical Response Team to bring patients safely to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon for acute care.

Diagnoses or Conditions We Treat

Under the leadership of the Pulmonary Medicine department, our team treats a wide range of conditions seen in children. We provide education to parents and children about asthma and home respiratory support therapy. Some typical diagnoses include:

Airway care Medical gas therapy
Asthma and asthma education Respiratory distress syndrome
Bronchiolitis Respiratory failure
Bronchoscopy Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Chronic lung disease Sleep disorders
Cystic Fibrosis Trauma injuries
Heart and lung disorders  

 

Additional Resources

Watch videos about How the Body Works and learn more about your child's health in our KidsHealth library and resource center.

American Heart Association

American Lung Association


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