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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Cardiopulmonary Support Services


The Cardiopulmonary Support Services is comprised of a staff of 15 Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs), 7 EKG technicians, and 2 echocardiography (ECHO) technicians that provide diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions to inpatients and outpatients Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5 p.m., with some of the services being provided 24 hours a day.

Therapeutic interventions include administration of medical gases (usually oxygen), aerosolized pharmacological agents and bland aerosols, chest percussion and postural drainage, incentive spirometry, airway care, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, and invasive mechanical ventilation.

Diagnostic services are provided for cardiac and pulmonary function studies for all ages, encompassing neonates to geriatric patients. They include echocardiography (cardiac sonography), cardiac stress tests, electrocardiography (EKG), electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potentials, obstructive sleep apnea, blood gas drawing and analysis, spirometry, lung volumes, CO diffusion capacities, and bronchoscopy assisting.

Some cardiopulmonary procedures require special preparation.


Cardiopulmonary Department Phone Numbers

General Information - 925-370-5260

EKG/EEG - 925-370-5585

Director, Bob Harrison - 925-370-5261

For questions or comments email bharriso@hsd.cccounty.us.