COLA: Pulmonary function testing
Session recorded on August 7, 2017.
Speaker: Gary Salzman, MD
Viewers can earn credit by completing the posttest questions.
Pulmonary function tests are powerful tools used to manage patients with respiratory disease. These tests aid in diagnosis, help monitor response to treatment and can guide decisions regarding further treatment and intervention. The interpretation of pulmonary functions tests requires knowledge of respiratory physiology. Allergists who lack this knowledge tend to omit spirometry and bronchial challenges to confirm diagnoses. This video will cover types of pulmonary function tests, requisite defintions, spirometry, bronchial challenges, and interpretation of test results,
Practicing Allergists / Immunologists
After viewing the video recording, learners should be able to…
- Discuss the physiologic basis of select pulmonary function tests
- Distinguish between obstructive and restrictive disorders
- Interpret results from pulmonary function tests
Gary A. Salzman, MD
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Medicine
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance