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Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast

These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.

Peak Flow Measurement Podcast

Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.

Oximetry Podcast

For the oximetry test, a clip-like probe is placed on one of your fingers or on an ear lobe to measure the amount of blood that's saturated with oxygen. Your health care provider uses this test to find out if you need supplemental oxygen.

Videos

Metered-Dose Inhaler

A metered-dose inhaler is a device that is used to treat lung conditions like asthma or COPD. It measures and sends the right amount of medicine to your lungs. Watch and learn how to use one correctly.

Peak Flow Meter

A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

Making the Decision to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan that will keep you on the path to being smoke-free.

Quitting Smoking: Overcoming Relapse

Giving up smoking is a tough decision. And slipups can happen. But a slipup doesn’t have to be an excuse to start smoking again. Watch and learn how to get back on track with your plan to quit smoking.

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