Pulmonary function studies have been a mainstay in the assessment and treatment in CF. This session will explore the clinical applications of pulmonary function studies throughout the lifespan of the person with CF. The session will review research to practice topics that have implications in the care of CF. Additionally, it will investigate modes of testing on the horizon that may have impact in CF pulmonary function testing.
Describe various pulmonary function modalities that are being used globally in both a clinical and research capacity in CF.
Describe how these tests are being performed, evidence for clinical utility and identify research applications and their role in CF.
Describe how results of these tests are interpreted and how interpretation may be used to inform research and/or guide the care of patients with CF.
BSAST, R.R.T., CPFT,
Lead Respiratory Therapist,
Atlantic Health, Morristown Medical Ctr.
The Hospital for Sick Children