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 Everett Hospitals. Outpatient testing is available at Somerville Hospital and Everett Hospital.

Inpatient Services (Cambridge and Everett 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 (Everett Hospital)

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

    Contact Us

  • Cambridge Hospital

    1493 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    P: (617) 665-1510
  • CHA Everett Hospital

    103 Garland St. Everett, MA 02149
    P: (617) 389-6270 x2112
  • Somerville Hospital

    230 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143
    P: (617) 591-4050

    CPR Classes

  • CPR classes are offered monthly at Somerville Hospital.

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