Learning Curves – Technical Procedures for Spirometry in the Occupational Setting
NIOSH Video Publication No. 2017-167
Total running time: 1:18:31
Total run time: 1 min, 40 sec
Spirometry is not a passive medical test! This introduction to the Learning Curves modules explains why spirometry
technicians must be trained to achieve valid test results.
Training for Spirometry Testing
Total run time: 14 min, 34 sec
A technician training program involves more than just lectures. This module highlights the content of an effective spirometry
training program and stresses the importance of adequate practicum time.
Total run time: 7 min, 34 sec
How do you know if your spirometer meets specifications? Watch this module before you purchase a new spirometer
and to ensure your spirometry equipment meets current recommendations.
Verification of Spirometry System Accuracy
Total run time: 9 min, 8 sec
Once your equipment meets specifications, how do you confirm that the system is performing consistently? This module
discusses how spirometer accuracy must be verified by calibration checks.
Total run time: 18 min, 22 sec
This very important module reviews spirometry testing technique, and includes tips for preparing the test area, asking
pre-screening questions, preparing the subject, demonstrating the maneuver, coaching, and how to recognize acceptable
Valid Spirometry Tests: Acceptable & Repeatable Maneuvers
Total run time: 15 min, 57 sec
What types of errors can occur during spirometry testing? This module contains critical information about error recognition
and correction. A must-watch for new technicians and important for periodic review by experienced testers.
Reporting Spirometry Test Results
Total run time: 10 min, 59 sec
Two types of reports should be available. What values and information are important to include in each? How large
should the graphs be printed? What is normal spirometry? This module provides the answers.
Page last reviewed: August 6, 2018
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health