In tutorial 4, we provide an overview of the spirometer and the disposables that are used during testing, as well as how to check that the spirometer is working properly.
- Most spirometers are flow-measuring devices. Get to know the type of spirometer you have, and some potential errors to look out for.
- Syringe verification is a quality assurance that checks whether the spirometer is working properly. Syringe verification should be performed before every spirometry session.
- Follow local infection control procedures and manufacturer’s guidance.