open access

Vol 83, No 6 (2015)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Submitted: 2015-11-10
Accepted: 2015-11-10

Pilot program on distance training in spirometry testing — the technology feasibility study

Adam Nowiński, Emil Romański, Przemysław Bieleń, Michał Bednarek, Elżbieta Puścińska, Anna Goljan-Geremek, Robert Pływaczewski, Paweł Śliwinski
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2015.0071
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(6):431-435.

open access

Vol 83, No 6 (2015)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Submitted: 2015-11-10
Accepted: 2015-11-10

Abstract

Introduction: Office spirometry has been widely used in recent years by general practitioners in primary care setting, thus the need for stricter monitoring of the quality of spirometry has been recognized.

Material and methods: A spirometry counseling network of outpatients clinics was created in Poland using portable spirometer Spirotel. The spirometry data were transferred to counseling centre once a week. The tests sent to the counseling centre were analyzed by doctors experienced in the analysis of spirometric data. In justified cases they sent their remarks concerning performed tests to the centres via e-mail.

Results: We received 878 records of spirometry tests in total. Data transmission via the telephone was 100% effective. The quality of spirometry tests performed by outpatients clinics was variable.

Conclusions: The use of spirometers with data transfer for training purposes seems to be advisable. There is a need to proper face-to-face training of spirometry operators before an implementation of any telemedicine technology

Keywords

telespirometry, spirometry training, COPD

About this article
Title

Pilot program on distance training in spirometry testing — the technology feasibility study

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 83, No 6 (2015)

Pages

431-435

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2015.0071

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(6):431-435.

Keywords

telespirometry
spirometry training
COPD

Authors

Adam Nowiński
Emil Romański
Przemysław Bieleń
Michał Bednarek
Elżbieta Puścińska
Anna Goljan-Geremek
Robert Pływaczewski
Paweł Śliwinski

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