Spirometry is one of the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used, in combination with the clinical picture, for diagnosing and assessing conditions such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis.
National Register for Spirometry
The links below are designed to describe the recently introduced process for joining the National Register for Spirometry. It covers the assessment and certification process, and recertification. It also lets you know about training options. There is also a Q&A available covering the questions we are asked most frequently.
- What is the National register for spirometry?
- How do I join the National register for spirometry?
- If I need training, what are my options?
- How do I get assessed and included on the register?
- Becoming an accredited ARTP trainer/assessor
- Spirometry – assessment, certification and National register FAQs
PCRS Supported resources
PCRS has a range of resources to support individuals wanting to learn more about how to conduct and interpret spirometry. See the block below.