This course introduces you to spirometry. This measurement can help the clinician determine whether an individual has a disease in the lungs and help determine whether the disease is obstructive or restrictive. Because of the variety of spirometry systems and accessories on the market, this course will cover spirometry systems in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of system, please consult the manufacturers. This course also includes a link to VGM Participating vendors of spirometry systems and accessories and of peak flow meters. You should complete the following courses before beginning this course: DMGT016 - Overview of Cystic Fibrosis, DMGT018 - Overview of Tuberculosis, RESP009 - Asthma Management: Interventions and Strategies, and RESP010 - Intervention and Strategies of the COPD Population. Learning objectives: 1. Explain what spirometry systems are and who would use them; 2. Explain what a peak flow meter is and who would use one; 3. Explain how a spirometry system is used; 4. Explain how a peak flow meter is used; 5. Identify the parts that make up a basic spirometry system and the various accessories that can be used with a basic device. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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