5. Assessment of Defects in Airflow and Lung Volume Using Spirometry

  1. Janice Mighten RGN, RSCN, MSc, BMed Sci(Hons)
  1. Harish Vyas1 and
  2. Caroline Youle2

Published Online: 5 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702680.ch5

Children's Respiratory Nursing

Children's Respiratory Nursing

How to Cite

Vyas, H. and Youle, C. (2012) Assessment of Defects in Airflow and Lung Volume Using Spirometry, in Children's Respiratory Nursing (ed J. Mighten), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702680.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

  2. 2

    Children ' s Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Nottingham Children's Hospital

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197755

Online ISBN: 9781118702680

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Keywords:

  • Air flow and lung volume;
  • Bronchodilator;
  • Forced vital capacity (FVC);
  • Functional residual capacity (FRC);
  • Methacholine;
  • Peak expiratory flow (PEF);
  • Relaxed vital capacity (RVC);
  • Spirometry;
  • Total lung capacity (TLC);
  • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Respiratory Assessment

  • Spirometry

  • Nursing Management

  • Conclusion

  • References