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Spirometry Quick Reference Guide

Our Spirometry Quick Reference Guide has been designed to provide primary care health professionals with a practical resource for performing spirometry.

The guide highlights the key steps for obtaining high-quality spirometry results, including acceptability and repeatability criteria, alongside a simple algorithm for interpreting results. The 10-page printed guide has a practical ring-clip design for easy attachment to the spirometer, providing quick access during lung function testing.

It is not intended to be a comprehensive training resource for performing spirometry, but a useful reference to support reliable testing that can be kept near the spirometer in your practice.


This quick reference guide was prepared in consultation with the following health professionals:

  • Mr Trevor Borgas, respiratory scientist
  • Ms Marg Gordon, asthma educator
  • Ms Judi Wicking, asthma educator

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