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1

Measures the amount of air exhaled and how long it takes to exhale.

Spirometry

2

When a person takes in as deep a breath as possible and exhales as much air as can possibly be squeezed out.
- total amount of air.

Vital Capacity

3

VC

Vital Capicity

4

FVC

Forced Vital Capacity

5

When the patient exhales forcefully, as hard and as fast as they can.

Forced Vital Capacity

6

PF

Peak Flow

7

The flow rate at the moment that the air is going fastest during exhalation

Peak Flow

8

MMEF

Mid-Maximal Expiratory Flow Rate

9

The rate of flow during expiration betweenthe first 1/4 and the last 1/4 of air exhaled.

Mid-Maximal Expiratory Flow Rate

10

What are the factors that determine the predicted values

Race
Age
Sex
Height

11

When instructing a patient with proper placement of the mouth piece, what instructions are you going to give?

- Behind the teeth
- On top of the tongue

12

When obeserving the patient what are you looking for?

- Air escaping the nose?
- Mouth piece being used properly?
- Is the patient working hard?
- Did the patient take in a deep breath before exhaling?
-Cheek Action

13

How many efforts are required for a valid spirometry test?

3

14

Each effort much be with in what percentage of the others to be considered valid?

5%

15

In order for the FVC to be considered within normal limits it has to be within what percent of the predicted values?

20%

16

When preforming a Post B-D, How long must you wait after administering the B-D?

15-20 minutes

17

What is required by the physician prior to administering the B-D?

Approval

18

What is required prior to administering a Post B-D

A Good Baseline

19

What is considered the most important component in successful pulmonary testing for the diagnosis of asthma?

Well Motivated, Enthusistic Technician

20

There should not be any _____ _____ during the effort; it should all be from the abdomen

Cheek Action