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Perform Pulmonary Function Testing

Respiratory Care > RC
This module provides knowledge in the various tests used to measure the functions of the lungs.

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Pulmonary function tests are used to show how well the lungs are functioning and aid the physician in making diagnoses and optimal treatment plans. This module provides knowledge in the various tests used to measure the functions of the lungs. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator will test your ability to perform a spirometry test. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident.

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations
  • indications for a pulmonary function test
  • how to perform a spirometry test in both an outpatient and inpatient setting
  • the seven rights of drug administration
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Module introduction and expectations
Step 2 - Preparation
Step 2.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 2.1.1 - Spirometry
Step 2.1.2 - Lung plethysmography
Step 2.2 - Patient preparation
Step 2.3 - Medical professional preparation
Step 3 - Perform spirometry test
Step 3.1 - Outpatient spirometry test
Step 3.1.1 - Position the patient
Step 3.1.2 - Practice the maneuver
Step 3.1.3 - Perform the forced volume capacity test
Step 3.2 - Perform inpatient spirometry test
Step 3.2.1 - Verify the patient's identifiers and the patient history
Step 3.2.2 - Position the patient
Step 3.2.3 - Practice the maneuver
Step 3.2.4 - Perform the forced volume capacity test
Step 3.3 - Document the procedure
Step 4 - Perform lung plethysmography
Step 4.1 - Verify the patient identifiers and history
Step 4.1.1 - Position the patient
Step 4.1.2 - Instruct the patient for lung plethysmography measurements
Step 4.2 - Complete the procedure

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