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How to perform quality-assured spirometry

Posted on: 4 Aug 2017
 

Spirometry is a vital test to help diagnose and monitor lung function. It is objective and effort-dependent, and is recommended to be used alongside other assessments. Spirometry is fundamental to a confident diagnosis, monitoring and review of COPD, and also assists in diagnosing asthma.

Led by Laura Rush (Respiratory Practice Nurse, Somerset), this video demonstrates best-practice spirometry technique. As well as method, it is important to provide clear instructions and be sensitive to the patient’s ability and understanding. Quality-assured, well-performed spirometry allows for accurate interpretation of results and is the starting point for getting this test right.




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