Section Head: Dennis C. Teo, MD
Medical Specialist IV
Bidelia S. Dionisio (local 1320)
Respiratory Therapist IV
The Section of Respiratory Services (SRS) was established in 1999 rising up from the fire that engulfed Lung Center Philippines in May 1998. SRS was created by merging the two (2) units rendering respiratory procedures/services, namely, Respiratory Therapy Section (for critical care) and the Respiratory Care Laboratory (for non-critical care). It is a viable income center primarily providing respiratory care services involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. On 2015, it further expanded to include Cardiovascular Unit.
Vision: To be the prime Pulmonary Laboratory in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic services, training and research.
Mission: To provide the Filipino people a quality service through state-of-the-art facilities with competent and reliable staff.
SRS offers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/services used in the evaluation and management of the different pulmonary diseases.
For In-Patients, SRS operates 24/7 with shifting hours as follows: 7am-7pm (12hrs), 8-5pm (8hrs), and 7pm-7am (12hrs).
For outpatients, SRS operates Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 Pandemic , all aerosol generating procedures (AGP) are requiring (-) RT-PCR results with 3 days validity.
Diagnostic procedures include:
1. Arterial Blood Gas determination (ABG)
2. Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT/Impulse Oscillometry
3. Hypoxemia Challenge
4. Sputum Induction
5. Pulse Oximetry monitoring
6. Nitric Oxide Determination (FeNO)
7. Blood Lactate
In conjunction with ABG it is a measure of tissue hypoxia. Elevated lactate can signify sepsis, shock, myocardial infarct, severe heart failure, renal failure and uncontrolled diabetes.
Therapeutic procedures include:
1. Inhalations Therapy
2. High Flow Humidification/Oxygen Therapy
3. Non-invasive ventilation (CPAP and Bi-PAP)
4. Mechanical Ventilation
- Section Head
- 1 Respiratory Therapsit IV
- 1 Respiratory Therapists III
- 3 Respiratory Therapists II
- 9 Respiratory Therapist I
- 9 Respiratory Therapist II – Job Order
- 1 Administrative Aide VI
- 1 Nursing Attendant – Job Order
Internship Program for BS Respiratory Therapy 4th Year Students
Internship Program is conducted every 3 months, with the following scope:
- Orientation – Rules and regulations of the section.
Standard Operating Procedures of the section
Interns’ duties and responsibilities.
Introduction of the institution’s officials, Quality Policy,
Mission and Vision
- Theoretical Aspects – Staff Lectures
- Clinical Application – All diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures
The Respiratory Care Institute (RCI) of the Lung Center of the Philippines was established primarily to upgrade the Respiratory Care skills in the areas of Critical Care, Pulmonary Function Testing and Ward Therapy. Qualified enrollees are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy and any allied medical workers who are performing respiratory care duties.
Vision: Establish the Respiratory Care Institute to be the premier center for respiratory care training throughout the archipelago.
Mission: Enhance the health care workers in their respiratory care skills.
Program Objective: To provide opportunities to develop necessary knowledge, skills and attitude in respiratory care practice.
Learning Objective: To demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills and attitude in the practice of respiratory care duties.
- Mechanical Ventilator Management (3 weeks)
- Basic Spirometry (2 weeks)
- Arterial Blood Gas (2 weeks)
- Bronchial Hygiene Therapy (2 weeks)
- Basic Electrocardiography (2 weeks)
The Pre-Employment and BSRT Internship Training program has the following General Objectives:
- To develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement.
- To become competent in the use of advanced diagnostic equipment to enable an accurate diagnosis of the severity of respiratory dysfunction in patients.
- To integrate teaching and research for continuous learning in the health care profession.
- To enhance their knowledge in both theoretical and practical skills in the areas of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis, Electrocardiography, Spirometry, Aerosol and Oxygen Therapy, Mechanical Ventilation, Airway Management, High Flow Oxygen
Those who are qualified for the Pre-Employment Training Program must be graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy. They will be rotated in the Diagnostic procedures (Spirometry, ABG, ECG) and Therapeutic procedures (Aerosol Therapy, Mechanical Ventilation, High Flow Oxygen Therapy) and the training program will last for one month.
SUB-UNIT AREA: The Section of Respiratory Services’ Cardiovascular Unit (CVU) was established on October 2015 as a sub-unit of SRS to provide diagnostic services relevant to cardiovascular diseases. These include 2-Dimensional (2D) Echocardiography, Electrocardiography (EKG), 24-hour Holter Monitoring, Stress Echocardiography, Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) and Cardiac Stress Testing, both in and out-patients.
The unit operates 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Saturday (in and out-patient) and during holidays and on demand basis for in-patients.
New Services of the Cardiovascular Unit
- 24-hr Holter Monitoring
- Stress Echocardiography
- Stress Echocardiography with Doppler
- Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
- Echocardiographic Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS)
Diagnostic Procedures for Cardiovascular Unit
- Electrocardiography- (ECG or EKG)
- 2-Dimensional Echocardiography (2-D echo)
- 2-D Doppler Echocardiogram with Color Flow
- Treadmill Exercise Testing (StressTest)
- Cardiopulmonary ExerciseTest (CPET)
- 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring – is a method to measure blood pressure on a continuous basis. It is measured for up to 24 hours. Your BP is measured even as you sleep.