Respiratory Services

Everything about life is more difficult when you are having trouble breathing. That’s why OSU Medical Center’s Respiratory Therapy Department offers a comprehensive range of respiratory services, provided by licensed respiratory care practitioners, skilled nurses and a board-certified pulmonologist. Respiratory Therapists help manage patients with breathing disorders by providing assessments, monitoring and physician directed therapy as well as various diagnostic tests.

Our Respiratory Therapy Team is here around the clock,  7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Patients served by the Respiratory Therapy Department consists of neonatal patients, newborn, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients requiring respiratory testing, respiratory treatment or continuous ventilation.

Care provided by our Respiratory Therapy Department include: 

  • Arterial blood gas sampling
  • Breathing treatments
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Peak flow
  • Aerosol therapy
  • Ventilator care
  • Bipap care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Bronchoscopy assistance
  • EKGs


Pulmonary Function Lab

Pulmonary Function Lab is a range of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and exhale air and how efficiently they transfer oxygen into the blood.

  • Comprehensive body plethysmograph
  • Metabolic/exercise bike
  • A six-minute walk. 


Electroencephalography (EEG)

An EEG is a test that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain.Electrodes that are places on your scalp detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of your brain cells.  This is transmitted to paper that your healthcare provider will then evaluate. Different types of EEG test performed are:

  • Awake EEG
  • Sleep-Deprived EEG
  • Long-term Extended Monitoring EEG
  • Sleep EEG
  • Electromyography (EMG)