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Respiratory Services

Respiratory Services

All services provided by the Respiratory Care Department at Overlake are provided by respiratory care practitioners credentialed by the state of Washington. The scope of care provided by the Respiratory Care Department at Overlake is comprehensive, including therapeutic and diagnostic services to inpatients and outpatients.

Services to Inpatients


  • Aerosol therapy.
  • Chest physiotherapy.
  • Bronchodilator therapy (aerosolized medication delivery).
  • Oxygen therapy.
  • Suctioning.
  • Tube care.
  • Continuous ventilatory care.
  • Continuous positive airway pressure.
  • Emergency resuscitation code team.
  • Bronchoscopy set up and assist.


  • Arterial puncture.
  • A-line blood draw.
  • Blood analysis.
  • Capnography.
  • Pulse oximetry.
  • Peak flow.
  • Patient assessment.
  • Spontaneous parameters.
  • Bedside baseline pulmonary function testing.
  • Lab pulmonary function testing (advanced).

Services to Outpatients


  • Aerosol therapy.
  • Patient education.
  • Diagnostic.
  • Blood gas analysis.
  • Pulse oximetry.
  • Lung volume studies.

Emergency Services

Member of Rapid Response Team, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Team and Trauma Code Team.

Smoking Cessation Counseling

If you smoke, quitting is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health now and in the future. To learn more about smoking cessation, please ask your care providers.

In addition, the Washington State Department of Health offers a toll free Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and Web site: