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Peak Flow Meter Use and Assessment

presented by Amanda Fay, MSN, RN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

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Financial: Amanda Fay receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She has no other financial interests.

Nonfinancial: Amanda Fay is an employee of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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A peak flow meter is commonly used to determine deviations from normal lung function related to respiratory symptoms. Throughout the procedure, nursing staff and physician assistants must consider the patient's age and genetics, past medical history, and any medication use. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for utilizing a peak flow meter to measure forced expiratory volume to determine lung function related to respiratory symptoms. This course includes

- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home

This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructors

Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

Amanda Fay is a clinical education and evidence-based practice educator, MSN, and RN with more than 21 years of nursing and education experience. She is an innovator with a passion for creating engaging, relevant programs that support individuals reaching their highest potential in both personal and professional domains. In Amanda's current role as a clinical…

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Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board,

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board ensures the development and maintenance of up-to-date and evidence-based clinical procedures. The review board is composed of leading nurse experts in the field: Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, and Margherita Labson, RN, BSN, MSHSA. The review board is involved in selecting the scope of procedures developed, approving subject…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to peak flow meters, information on all the necessary equipment, recommended infection control policies, and more.

2. Procedure: Peak Flow Meter Use and Assessment

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of peak flow meter use.

3. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. Documentation guidelines and recommendations for patient education are also included.

4. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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