This course will describe the purpose, indications, and patient preparation for pulmonary function testing. The various components of testing and the broad principles for interpretation of pulmonary function testing will be presented through test examples.
Robert P. Frantz, MD
Director, Mayo Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Director, Cardiovascular Studies Unit
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Nursing credit is provided through collaboration between ProCE, Inc., Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit.
This activity is a self-study program. Upon entering the activity, participants should read the text, examine any images and/or multimedia features, and review the content presented within all of the links provided. Once the course has been reviewed in its entirety, participants will be asked to complete a post-test and evaluation online. Participants must receive a test score of 100% in order to proceed to the course evaluation; the post-test can be repeated until all questions are answered correctly. All evaluation questions must be completed in order to receive a certificate of credit. If needed, participants may save their answers and complete the course at a later date. Saved courses can be found by using the "My Courses" link at the top of the page, and then click on "My Classes".
It is the policy of ProCE to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.
Marilyn Schmidt, RN, has disclosed that she has served as a member of the speaker's bureau for Actelion.
The opinions expressed in this program should not be construed as those of the CE provider. The information and views are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this program may include the use of drugs for unlabeled indications. Use of drugs outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.
No portion of this activity may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of PHA.
This activity is made possible through unrestricted educational grants from Actelion, Gilead, and United Therapeutics.
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This activity is designed for nurses and other health care professionals who care for patients with pulmonary dysfunction being tested or treated for pulmonary hypertension.
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