Flashcards in Pulmonary Function Tests Deck (10):
Identify the three major components of routine pulmonary function tests and how they are performed/measured.
Identify components of and distinguish between volumes and capacities
Define the determinants of FRC (aka TGV)
Identify effort dependent and independent components to pulmonary function testing
Distinguish between obstructive and restrictive patterns on pulmonary function tests.
Identify the 3 major factors contributing to DLCO
Identify major disease processes by PFT patterns integrating airflow, lung volume, and gas exchange measurements.
Describe how pressure – volume curves are performed and assist in the interpretation of abnormal pulmonary function tests (specifically in emphysema, asthma, obesity and
fibrotic lung disease).
Define compliance and elastance.