Best practice in the use of spirometry
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Best practice in the use of spirometry

Rachel Booker COPD module leader and head of student support, The National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick

This article examines spirometry as a method of detecting lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods of producing an accurate assessment and identifying acceptable traces are outlined, and contraindications are discussed.

Nursing Standard. 19, 48, 49-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.08.19.48.49.c3930

Correspondence

r.booker@nrtc.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review