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.
- 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