Respiratory therapists are vital to the accurate diagnosis of various pulmonary diseases and are the cornerstone of good pulmonary diagnostic tests. One of these tests, used to diagnose the reactivity of the airway, is the methacholine challenge test. While this test has been conducted for many years, recent guidelines and availability of medication have complicated the clinician's ability to recommend and conduct the challenge test. This presentation will explore the indications, methods, and technical aspects of the methacholine challenge test.
Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.
Original webcast date: August 29, 2019
**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Methapharm Inc.
Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
Describe when a provider should consider ordering a methacholine change test
Review current literature on the various challenge testing modalities
Describe and understand how to perform a methacholine challenge tests
Understand the barriers created by the 2017 ERS technical standards and how to successfully implement them