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Pulmonary care

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, certain allergies and chest wall conditions.

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Respiratory support in Bradenton, Florida

The symptoms associated with pulmonary disease can be uncomfortable, which is why the specialists at HCA Florida Blake Hospital are dedicated to helping you find relief.

Our pulmonary specialists use a variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic treatments to help relieve your symptoms. We work alongside your physician to treat your pulmonary condition and restore airway function if you suffer from asthma, emphysema or other breathing issues.

Our pulmonary services

Our respiratory therapists provide numerous diagnostic and therapeutic services, including:

  • Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
  • Oxygen and medical gas delivery
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respiratory medication delivery

Pulmonary function testing

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, you may benefit from a pulmonary function test. Pulmonary testing allows your physician to:

  • Detect pulmonary disease
  • Evaluate extent of airway disease
  • Identify best treatment options
  • Assess breathing treatments with medication to determine the reversibility of airway disease

At our hospital, pulmonary function testing is available on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Outpatient breathing exams typically last 45 minutes. A prescription from a physician is required, so talk to your doctor about your symptoms if you feel you could benefit from pulmonary testing.

Smoking cessation class

If you are ready to quit tobacco, help is free and readily available to you at our hospital's smoking cessation class. We are proud to offer this class in partnership with Tobacco Free Florida through the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

The class includes free nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges. It is open for participation to users of all types of tobacco, such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, hookah and e-cigarettes or other electronic vapor inhalation devices.

Smoking cessation classes take place on the second Thursday of the month from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in our board room.

You may attend one two-hour class.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register for a smoking cessation class, please call us at (866) 534-7909.

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