Pulmonary Function Testing Part One

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Course Objectives:


  1. Describe the devices & methods for direct / indirect spirometry & body plethysmography, for lung volume & compliance measurement.
  2. Interpret lung volumes & compliance.
  3. Describe the devices & methods for measuring inspiratory & expiratory pressures.
  4. Interpret inspiratory & expiratory pressures.
  5. Describe the physiologic basis & indications for spirometric flow measurements.
  6. Describe the devices & methods for spirometric flow measurements.
  7. Interpret results from spirometric flow measurements.
  8. Describe body plethysmographic measurement of airway resistance.