OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Illinois

Respiratory Care

Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, our respiratory care staff are trained to respond to Code Blue and Rapid Assessment calls.  Offering both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment options, our staff perform a wide array of functions including:

  • Respiratory Care Pulmonary function testing
  • Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Bronchoprovocational testing
  • Individual asthma education
  • High altitude simulation testing
  • Pentamidine treatment
  • Aerosol therapy
  • Home oxygen qualification

Whether a patient suffers from acute respiratory failure and a wide range of respiratory disorders including asthma, bronchitis, carbon monoxide poisoning, chronic cough, dyspnea (shortness of breath), emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), our staff is equipped to treat patients of all ages who require respiratory interventions.