ERS Online Course on Spirometry 2008

Target audience
  • The main target audience are trainees in respiratory medicine and young doctors.
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Educational aims

This course aims to provide state of the art knowledge in the following:

  • Foster the understanding the physiological mechanisms and rationale
  • Provide a clear insight into the optimal conduct of spirometry
  • Provide state-of-the-art knowledge on recognising the indications and the protocols used in clinical settings (i.e. when to use which test)
  • Increase the understanding and interpretation of spirometry test results in a systematic fashion
  • Provide familiarity with the new ATS/ERS standardisation of spirometry
  • Identify potential practical problems in the conduct and interpretation of spirometric data
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 [+]  Webcast PDF journal article, handout or slides Multimedia files The physiology of spirometry - why it works and how it relates to other lung function measurements
O. Pedersen (Aarhus, Denmark)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Practical Spirometric measurement - how to do it and get it right
F. De Jongh (Enschede, The Netherlands)
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 [+]  Webcast Multimedia files 15 Interpreting the results of spirometry
M. Miller (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Webcast Multimedia files 22 Spirometric reversibility testing - is it worth the effort?
P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Webcast Multimedia files 29 Measuring bronchial hyperresponsiveness in clinical practice
P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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 [+]  Webcast Multimedia files The clinical usefulnesss of spirometric information
P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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