Implementation and Interpretation of Spirometry in the Primary Care Practice
When: Thursday January 14, 2010
Where: American Lung Association in Minnesota
490 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103
This one-day spirometry training is divided into two sessions:
The morning session is designed for health professionals who have the responsibility to administer and implement the spirometry test.
The afternoon session is designed for primary care providers who will be interpreting the results to assist with diagnosis and disease management.
8:00-8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am-12:00 pm 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 American Thoracic Society 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 (such as submaximal effort, early termination, coughing, etc.).
- 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 pm Registration and lunch
12:30-4:00 pm 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, including finding dedicated staff who have an interest and skills in spirometry.
- 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.