Respiratory Services

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


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 

An EEG is a test that detects abnormalities in your brain waves or in the electrical activity of your brain. Electrodes are places on your scalp that 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)