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Keywords

peak flow, PFT, primary care, pulmonary function tests, pulse oximetry, spirometry

 

Authors

  1. Smith, Whitney DNP, APRN, AGNP-BC
  2. Chinnis, Simone DNP, MBA, FNP-C, AE-C
  3. Durham, Catherine DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
  4. Fowler, Terri DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Abstract

Abstract: Knowledge of which pulmonary function tests are commonly performed in primary care and interpretation of their results is integral for the diagnosis, care, and management of those with pulmonary symptoms. This article provides an overview of the most common pulmonary function tests and interpretation of their results.