This has been a very basic introduction to spirometry. For more knowledge and practice, you are encouraged to do the following:
- Study relevant texts on pulmonary function testing
- Contact spirometer vendors for more information
- Watch relevant youtube videos
- Contact local pulmonary function labs in order to possibly observe technique and review data
Test your knowledge. Try this course drill (not scored).Spirometry Drill
Authored by William A. French. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.