Department of Respiratory Medicine conducted spirometry workshop on 18.10.2022. Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests, measuring lung function specifically the amount or flow of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for assessing conditions such as asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. Unlike other tests, spirometry is the test which is entirely dependent on patient effort. Therefore, a good quality spirometry report depends on good test procedure which in turn is dependent on a well-trained spirometry technician, who should be well versed with the ATS/ERS guidelines. In reality most, spirometryare done by untrained, non-technical personnel without proper theoretical or practical knowledge and no hands-on training. This results in suboptimal efforts which could lead to wrong diagnosis.
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