8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration l Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Implementation of Spirometry
Health care professionals who have the responsibility to administer and implement the spirometry test
- Review spirometry and its role in the diagnosis and management of lung disease
- Discuss ATS guidelines for acceptable spirometry tests
- Teach proper spirometry technique
- Discuss how to coach for the best results (for both pediatric patients and adults)
- Learn how to check for reproducibility
- Review how to recognize maneuver problems
- Review health history/prescreening questions that may impact the spirometry results
- Describe the need for both pre and post bronchodilator tests
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Registration l Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Interpretation of Spirometry
Primary care providers who will be interpreting the results to assist with diagnosis and disease management
- Discuss how to integrate spirometry into an already busy practice
- Basic bronchial anatomy and physiology as it pertains to spirometry values
- Pathophysiology of an asthmatic airway and how it relates to changes in spirometric values
- Identify who should have a spirometry test and how often
- Describe measures within a spirometry test
- Discuss predicted values, actual values, and personal best
- Discuss spirometry findings as they relate to guidelines
- Teach interpretation of spirometry findings as they relate to obstructive and restrictive pathophysiology
$90 per person for one session (either morning or afternoon session)
$160 per person for the entire day (both sessions plus lunch)
7.0 CEUs will be offered for this full day course.
Registration deadline: Friday, August 14, 2015 l Training is limited - Register Early!