Spirometry Training Materials
NOTE: These resources are for spirometry training students.
The training manual contains several examples of calculating predictive values for FVC, FEV1, and FEV1/FVC. A Reference Calculator is provided for your use as you work through the sample problems in the training manual and is not intended for use in clinical interpretation.
This video consists of seven video modules intended to support the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program curriculum and assist occupational health professionals. Modules include an overview of practicum training, spirometry equipment, verification of system accuracy, testing procedures, determining valid spirometry, and reporting test results.
A 33 page booklet titled “Spirometry Quality Assurance: Common Errors and Their Impact on Test Results” is intended for practitioners who administer, review quality assurance for, and interpret spirometry test results. The document shows graphic examples of spirometry testing errors and briefly describes how to identify and correct errors and how each error affects test results and can lead to possible misinterpretation. A Spanish translation is available for this document.
A 20” x 24” poster titled “Get Valid Spirometry Results EVERY Time” [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No 2011-135] is intended to be used in clinical testing areas for easy reference during test administration. This document provides concise information on how to identify and correct technical and equipment errors encountered during spirometry testing, using the most current standard professional practice guidelines. Translations for this document are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.