Leila Cruikshank

Brent West

Respiratory Therapist

Brent West

As a respiratory therapist (RT) on the CF team, my role is to provide respiratory support to individuals living with CF. I help provide individuals with education surrounding their lung disease and instruct them on how to correctly take their inhaled medications. I can help you in obtaining nebulizers and compressors, so that certain inhaled medications may be taken at home. I also perform pulmonary function testing and arterial blood gas analysis to help the medical team in making clinical decisions. When an individual's respiratory system is unable to support itself, I will help arrange oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilatory support. Come and talk to me if you have any questions!