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.c3930Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review