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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory

Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

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

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