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Pulmonary Function Testing-Advanced Concepts




The Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts course was designed to improve the respiratory therapist's knowledge lung volumes testing, diffusing capacity testing, and quality assurance in the pulmonary function laboratory. This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from noted experts in the field.

This course contains one (1) welcome video plus three (3) chapters, each with a video-based lecture and supplemental readings to enhance your knowledge of the subject matter. After you have watched all 4 videos, you will need to successfully complete the post-course test to earn your CRCE. A score of 70% is required to successfully complete the course.

It is recommended, though not required, that you complete the AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry course prior to completing this course. The AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts course does not contain a module focused on spirometry.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Approved for 2.50 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES


Discuss the indications for lung volumes tests; list the equipment necessary for lung volumes tests; identify the process of performing lung volumes tests; and discuss the implications of the results of lung volumes tests
Discuss the indications for diffusing capacity tests; list the equipment necessary for diffusing capacity tests; identify the process of performing diffusing capacity tests; discuss the implications of the results of diffusing capacity tests; discuss the difference in terminology; and discuss units of measure
Define quality assurance in the context of the PFT lab; identify quality system essentials; examine PFT lab path of workflow; review pre-test quality measures; review intra-test quality measures; review post-test quality measures; and discuss barriers to achieving quality



CHAPTERS
Lung Volumes

At the end of this learning activity, the learner will be able to:

Discuss the indications for lung volumes tests in the adult population
List the equipment necessary for the different types of lung volumes tests in the adult population
Identify the process of performing the different types of lung volumes tests, including risks to the patient and common errors
Discuss the implications of the results of lung volumes tests

This video is approximately 38 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Gregg Ruppel MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC


Diffusing Capacity Tests

At the end of this learning activity, the learner will be able to:

Discuss the indications for diffusing capacity tests in the adult population
List the equipment necessary for diffusing capacity tests in the adult population
Identify the process of performing the diffusing capacity tests, including risks to the patient and common errors
Discuss the implications of the results of diffusing capacity tests
Discuss the difference in North American versus European terminology (diffusing capacity versus transfer factor)
Discuss units of measure (ERS vs ATS)

This video is approximately 25 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Renato Galindo BSRC, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, TTS


Quality Assurance in the Pulmonary Function Lab

At the end of this learning activity, the learner will be able to:

Define “quality assurance” in the context of the PF lab
Identify quality system essentials and the PF lab’s path of workflow
Examine PFT lab path of workflow
Review pre-test quality measures
Review intra-test quality measures
Review post-test quality measures
Discuss barriers to achieving quality

This video is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Jeffrey Haynes RRT, RPFT


  • Member: $15.00
  • Non-Member: $30.00