Course Tag: module-13


Spirometry Interpretation 101 Case-Based Examples

Spirometry Interpretation 101 – Case – Based Example: Practice, Practice, Practice!  You will learn how to interpret pre & post bronchodilator spirometry, including the Forced Expiratory Volume in one second to Forced Vital Capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio based on the American Thoracic Society guidelines, particularly by working through many case-based examples of spirometry and, of course, through practice, practice, practice. In addition, subscribers learn how to recognize if spirometry results represent adequate versus poor efforts and what results warrant a referral to a Pulmonologist for further work-up.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the ratio of post-bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in one second to Forced Vital Capacity (FEV1/FVC) that represents obstruction based on the GOLD statement
  • Distinguish between an adequate effort and poor effort based on spirometry results
  • Distinguish between flow volume loops demonstrating obstruction to airflow, restrictive physiology, normal, and poor effort.

CME Credits:  .75 hrs