The Pulmonary Department at Wooster Community Hospital serves the community in a variety of ways. For patients in the hospital, we monitor oxygen levels, provide aerosol therapy and airway clearance, manage and maintain ventilator support devices (such as Bi-Pep/Cpap and ventilators), and provide education with regard to the patient’s current lung condition.
The Pulmonary Department provides testing on an Outpatient basis as well. Some tests include: Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT), Nitric Oxide Testing (NO), Arterial Blood Gases (ABG), Pulmonary Exercise Testing (PET), and Electrocardiogram (EKG), to name a few. We also offer an individually based 6-session Tobacco Cessation Program for those needing that help.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is used to assess the lungs and airways (in both children and adults) for things such as smoking history, chronic cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and use of high risk medications. PFT is done to assess the body’s actual use of oxygen during exercise and is done before beginning Pulmonary Rehab.
Nitric Oxide Testing (NO)
Nitric Oxide Testing (NO) is a test used (with or without PFT) as a tool for diagnosing and/or monitoring chosen therapy for treatment of asthma. It can be used on pediatric and adult patients.
Arterial Blood Gases (ABG)
Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) is a blood test used to assess effectiveness of current therapy such as supplemental oxygen, BiPap/Cpap settings or ventilator settings. EKG is a painless test that records the rhythm of the heart.
Tobacco Cessation is a series of 6 one-on-one counseling sessions with a Respiratory Therapist aimed at providing education and encouragement through the quitting process.
Contact Your Physician
Contact Your Physician
All of our services require a physician’s order. Talk to your doctor or call us at 330-263-8297 if you have any questions.
Wooster Community Hospital employs numerous, top quality physicians. We are here to provide you with a high level of care that is unmatched in the area. Our physicians are passionate about caring for their patients and getting them back on their feet as quickly as possible, taking every precaution to insure it is done correctly and nothing is overlooked. To find a doctor or specialist that best fits your needs visit our Physicians page.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) make up the majority of patients who are referred to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. However, studies have shown that pulmonary rehabilitation is beneficial for patients with other chronic respiratory diseases that result in a decreased functional capacity or decreased quality of life. For more information about pulmonary rehabilitation visit our Pulmonary Rehabilitation page.