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Respiratory Care 

Welcome to the Pediatric Respiratory Care Department at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

The Respiratory Care Department at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center 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 Team Leader, Sandy Deitch, can be reached at (314) 268-6487 or by email.

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

      Emergency Department

      Rehabilitation Institute

      Ambulatory Care Center

      Pediatric Sleep Center

      Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

We also work with the Transport Team and Medical Response Team to bring patients safely to Cardinal Glennon for 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 about your child's health in our KidsHealth library and resource center.

 American Heart Association

 American Lung Association


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