Cardiopulmonary Services

Our cardiopulmonary department focuses on both the acute and critical care needs of our patients of all ages. Currently located within our main hospital at UF Health Shands Hospital, we are the largest of the respiratory departments.

Exciting plans for further expansion will provide increased professional development opportunities for therapists who join us in one of these areas of expertise:

  • Adult acute care – Phlebotomy services, ECG, oximetry and general RT support, with advanced training in asthma education/certification
  • Pediatric critical care – ECMO team and neonatal/pediatric external transport
  • Adult critical care – All aspects of adult critical medicine, with an emphasis on education, research and special programs (i.e., bioterrorism/surge capacity training and preparation)

Therapists work 12-hour shifts within an academic learning environment, featuring monthly education programs and annual seminars. Cardiopulmonary services also operates other specialized respiratory care areas, including: