Understanding the important variables

In tutorial 5, we explore the most important variables used in the interpretation of spirometry.

Key messages:

  • The FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC ratio and PEF measurements are important in the interpretation of spirometry.
  • The FEV1/FVC ratio tells us how efficient the airways are.
  • The spirometry report should contain the patient identifiers and demographics, a technical report from the HCP performing the test, the flow-volume loop and/or volume-time graph, and a table of the test results.

How to review and confirm the spirometry results are good quality

Mark as Understood

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