Thursday, September 18, 2014
American Lung Association in Minnesota
490 Concordia Avenue l St. Paul Minnesota, 55103

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




8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration l Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 p.m. Implementation of Spirometry
Target Audience: 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
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

Registration Fee
$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, September 12, 2014

Training is limited - Register Early!