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Is spirometry used in critical care to measure lung function?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing

Spirometry is used in all types of healthcare settings to measure how much air a patient is able to inhale and exhale. Spirometry also measures how fast you can exhale. This will determine how well the patient’s lungs are working. Spirometry is used to diagnose conditions that affect breathing like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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