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Friday, April 22, 2016      
John C. Murphy Health Center      
6121 N Hanley Rd   l   Berkeley, MO 63134    


Ed Corazalla, MS, RPFT   l   Director of Pulmonary Lab  l   University of Minnesota    

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UM-FY16-MN-Spriometry Morning Session

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.    
Registration l Continental Breakfast   

8:30 - 12:00 p.m.    
Implementation of Spirometry   

Target Audience   
Healthcare 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


UM-FY16-MN-Spriometry Afternoon Session

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.    
Registration l Lunch   

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.    
Interpretation of Spirometry   

Target Audience   
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


UM-FY16-MN-Spirometry-Registration Fees

$50 per person for one session (either morning or afternoon session)
$90 per person for the entire day (both sessions plus lunch)

3.5 CEUs will be offered for one session.
7.0 CEUs will be offered for this full day course.


Registration deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016      l      Training is limited - Register early!