Pulmonary & Respiratory Therapy

Rolling Plains has built a team with the knowledge and skillsets to best serve our community.

Cardiopulmonary Services

Respiratory Therapist is a specialized healthcare practitioner trained in Emergency/Critical Care and cardiopulmonary medicine. In the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from acute and chronic critical conditions involving cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Today’s respiratory therapist have demanding responsibilities in the care and treatment of patients and serve as a vital member of the healthcare team.

Here at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital our Cardiopulmonary Services staff all hold current credentials from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), as either a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with some of the therapist also holding specialty credentials of Neonatal/Perinatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS). Also, a current Texas license from the Texas Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP),  Along with current certifications of BLS,ACLS, PALS, NPR and STABLE, our staff are highly educated and skilled professionals, with a combined 232 years of experience.

We choose to work here a RPMH, due to as employees we feel that it is very family oriented, we are respected and valued as members of the health care team, tremendous support from administration, we have high autonomy with our physicians, and all of the staff here at RPMH are very friendly and supportive of each other.

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Cardiopulmonary Services Department offers the following diagnostic and therapeutic services.

 

·        Aerosol Therapy – Cool & Heated

·        Oxygen Therapy

·        High Flow Oxygen Therapy

·        Aerosolized Medication Therapy

·        Chest Percussion

·        Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

·        Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

·        EKG

·        EEG

·        Holter Monitoring

·        Incentive Spirometry

·        Pulmonary Function Testing

·        Peak Flow Testing

·        Pulse Oximetry

·        Positive Pressure Medication Therapy

·        Stress Testing

·        Sleep Study

·        Tracheostomy Care

·        BiPAP / CPAP application and management

·        Application and management of Life Support Systems(Ventilator/Respirator)

Our Team

Harold “Red” Gerhart, RN CCRN CRT/RCP NPS LP

Director Cardiopulmonary Services / Emergency Mgt. Coord.
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