We are now entering the post-peak phase of the global COVID-19 pandemic and a safe return to respiratory diagnostic testing is being advised. We’ve created a helpful guide to get you started.
With a return to diagnostic spirometry in primary care, we know that patient safety is of paramount importance to you. The pandemic has taught us that we must rethink how to perform pulmonary function testing within general practice settings. Patient and practitioner safety and the reduction of virus transmission are the main priority.
International guidance has been reasonably consistent on the considerations for resuming pulmonary function services and testing post-COVID.
We have summarized guidance from the ERS, ATS, ARTP, PCRS, BTS, and ANZSRS into 5 key considerations.
Single-use BVFs are the best way to perform safe pulmonary function testing within your practice.
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) recommend using antibacterial antiviral filters.
Make sure you understand the international safety guidelines for spirometry testing by downloading our 5 Key Considerations Guide and order your FREE trial pack of Bacterial Viral Filters to help you test safely.