Pulmonary Function Tests: Overview and Interpretation

Pulmonary Function Tests: Overview and Interpretation 

Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) provide information on all aspects of respiration. The tests can help identify problems with the airways, the lung parenchyma, the respiratory pump, the blood vessels in the lungs, as well as neurologic control of respiration. PFTs measure disease effects on lung function, including assessment of airway responsiveness related to disease and to interventions. PFTs can be used to assess risk of surgery, and estimate prognosis for specific lung conditions.

An understanding of PFTs and how to interpret the values can help guide a clinician's evaluation and treatment plan. When used in combination with clinical judgment and individual patient characteristics, PFTs can help establish medical necessity for participation in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and respiratory services (RS) programs. After completing this module, participants will be able to identify the PFT values required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for participation in a PR program and related services. They will also be able to interpret spirometry and lung volumes to better understand the physiology underlying chronic lung diseases and relate that to additional assessment findings for clinical decision making. This course is appropriate for anyone in a healthcare discipline involved in pulmonary rehabilitation.

The goal of this educational program is to provide PT, OT, RT, and nursing professionals with knowledge of pulmonary function tests and how to interpret results.



$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RTS-0-PFT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (65 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

1.0 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

1.0 HOURS


The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

1.0 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

1.0 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

1.0 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

1.0 HOURS


The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

1.0 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

New York Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.0 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.0 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Association for Respiratory Care

1.0 HOURS


This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.




Approval #: 183363000
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.00 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 HOURS


The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 20S1904. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care

1.0 HOURS


This module is approved for 1.00 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-698889.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Foundational Knowledge.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-PFT
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define lung volumes and capacities.
Classify the severity of airflow obstruction based on the GOLD guidelines.
Differentiate between obstructive and restrictive lung disease.
Review how common lung pathologies impact pulmonary function values.
Determine the implications of PFTs on billing pulmonary rehab or respiratory services.

Outline:


Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Learning Objectives
Section 2: Interpretation of PFTs
Prediction Variables
Review
Summary
Section 3: Lung Volumes and Capacities
Definitions
Spirometry
Lung Diffusion
Review
Summary
Section 4: Flow Rates
Expiratory Time
Review
Summary
Section 5: Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease
Obstructive Lung Disease
Interpreting PFTs in OLD
Interpreting PFTs in RLD
Review
Summary
Section 6: Interpretation of PFT Values and Other Lung Pathologies
PFT Interpretation Examples
Review
Summary
Section 7: PFT Values and Medicare Billing for PR/RS
Medicare Regulations
Review
Summary
Section 8: Conclusion
Summary
Course Contributor
Resources
References
Congratulations!

Instructor: Janie Knipper, RN, MA, MAACVPR
Janie worked for over 25 years in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation and management as a nursing Clinical Practice Leader. Previous experience includes general medical nursing, respiratory intensive care nursing, staff education in critical care nursing, and teaching in academic settings. She has considerable speaking experience in pulmonary disease management and reimbursement issues related to pulmonary rehabilitation. Disclosure: Janie Knipper, RN, MA, MAACVPR has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Nurses; Entry level Occupational Therapists; Entry level Physical Therapists; Entry level Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospital, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.