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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy helps patients improve their breathing.  These services are provided by licensed, nationally-credentialed Respiratory Therapists under the direction of a Pulmonary doctor.

Our Services: 

  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures
  • Critical care procedures
  • Patient education
  • CPR classes

Services by location:

Inpatient and Emergency procedures are available at Cambridge and Whidden Hospitals. Outpatient testing is available at Somerville Hospital and Whidden Hospital.

Inpatient Services (Cambridge and Whidden Hospital)

  • Ventilator management
  • Diagnostic pulmonary function testing
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Sputum induction
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Arterial punctures
  • Use of metered dose inhalers and peak flow meters
  • Obstructive sleep apnea testing (not available at Whidden)

Outpatient Testing (at Somerville Hospital)

  • EKG
  • Pulmonary function testing: (lung volumes, flow volume loops, diffusion studies)
  • Arterial punctures, and analysis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea testing
  • CPAP titration studies

Outpatient Testing (Whidden Hospital)

  • Pulmonary function testing: (lung volumes, flow volume loops, diffusion studies)
  • Arterial punctures and analysis



Contact Us
Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-1510

Somerville Hospital
230 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
617-591-4050

Whidden Hospital
103 Garland Street
Everett, MA 02149
617-389-6270 x2112

CPR Classes

CPR classes are offered monthly at Somerville Hospital.

Please call for details and times - 617-591-4057.