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Pulmonary Function Testing-Spirometry




This spirometry course will discuss obstructive and restrictive disease processes, basic measurements, reference values, repeatability and acceptability, and how to perform a quality procedure. Also discussed is calibration of the spirometer and patterns of abnormal results.

Participants should read the ATS/ERS Task Force Standardisation of Lung Function Testing: Standardisation of Spirometry guideline, the GOLD Spirometry Guide, and the GOLD Spirometry Quick Guide (included for convenience).

Successful completion of this course includes earning a score of 70% or higher on the course post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Approved for 2.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES


Define obstructive and restrictive disease characteristics
Describe the importance of spirometry in the identification and management of lung disease
Describe the spirometry technique
Discuss quality measures associated with spirometry
Identify and correct common spirometry mistakes



CHAPTERS
Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease

This chapter will introduce the learner to the course and review obstructive and restrictive disease characteristics. This video is approximately 14 minutes in length. All four chapter videos must be viewed before the test will open.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman, BA, RRT, CPFT


Spirometry Technique

This chapter will discuss the importance of spirometry in the identification and management of lung disease as well as the spirometry technique and quality measures in spirometry. This video is approximately 20 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT


Spirometry Values, Patterns of Abnormal Results, and Bronchodilator Response

This chapter will review spirometry values, identify common spirometry mistakes, discuss patterns of results that deviate from the norm, and review the criteria for determining reversibility of disease process with bronchodilator agents. This video is approximately 23 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT


Practice Loops

This chapter will provide learners with an opportunity to challenge their knowledge of spirometry loops to identify quality tests and abnormal disease patterns. This video is approximately 10 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT


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