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

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