Impulse Oscillometry: An Alternative or Supplement to Spirometry


Description

As clinicians, should we be performing spirometry with impulse oscillometry or should we perform IOS as a replacement for spirometry?

Course summary

Review the IOS technique and the values generated during testing, describe the application of IOS in evaluation of patients with dyspnea and understand the basics of IOS interpretation in conjunction with spirometry.

Whereas spirometry requires maximal respiratory effort by the patient and can, even in the most motivated patients, result in data with low or no clinical value, in contrast IOS is effort independent and minimally intrusive, requiring spontaneous normal tidal breathing by the patient.1

Multiple studies over many years show IOS has much greater sensitivity than spirometry to detect peripheral airways obstruction. Our growing understanding of the complexity of COPD or asthma warrants the adoption of strategies capable of assessing both the large and small airways, as well as measurement application that more closely matches tidal breathing.2

Accreditation

This program is approved for one (1) hour of CRCE credit.

This webcast is approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

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Learning objectives

Review the IOS technique and the values generated during this testing procedure

01

Describe the application of IOS in evaluation of patients with dyspnea

02

Understand the basics of IOS interpretation in conjunction with spirometry

03

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