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Respiratory Care Services

Advanced Clinical Care to Diagnose and Treat Respiratory Conditions

As a respiratory patient at Loyola Medicine, you will receive the very best in respiratory care services. We have received the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) designation and meet the strictest safety and quality standards related to the provision of respiratory care services by qualified practitioners. At Loyola, you’ll find an incredible team of healthcare professionals who see past routine answers to achieve excellent results for our patients. 

Why Choose Loyola for Respiratory Care? 

Loyola is one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Chicago and holds the record for the highest level of patient acuity in the state of Illinois. Loyola University Medical Center is designated by the state of Illinois as a Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. Our Loyola Children's Hospital is a 98-bed hospital within a hospital that includes: 

  • A 50-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit 
  • A 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit designed with the latest technology and family amenities 
  • 34 pediatric beds (14 monitored and 20 general) 

With an average of 40 ventilated patients a day across 10 intensive care units, our respiratory care practitioners accompany physician-led teams on rounds evaluating patients. Practitioners perform respiratory procedures that include patient-driven protocols, rapid response, ventilator management, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, heliox and nitric oxide administration, diagnostic testing and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

What Conditions are Treated with Respiratory Care?

Loyola’s respiratory care practitioners treat a wide variety of acute and chronic respiratory conditions, helping countless patients—from preterm infants to the elderly—breathe easier every day. Our skilled team provides advanced care for the following conditions:

Ongoing Research to Advance Respiratory Care

Loyola is conducting research today that will lead to the treatments of tomorrow. We have numerous research programs underway, including clinical trials for:

  • Breathing control
  • Cellular mechanisms in acute lung injury
  • Effect of alcohol on the lungs
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • LAM
  • Mechanisms of patient-ventilator interactions
  • Respiratory muscle function

Loyola’s patients will be granted access to the latest medications and therapies through our clinical trials.