Pulmonary Function Testing

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In class and online


Variable depending on the customized contract. Not available for individual registration.


On line course and 1 day workshop


Andrea White-Markham RRT, CRE

Learner Outcomes

This hand’s on course is tailored to the needs of your lab and your staff. It is scheduled at your facility at a time that suits your schedule. It will provide you with the assurance that the testing methods in your lab meet the current standards and can be used as professional development at an independent health facility. The faculty assigned to this course will work with you to develop an agenda that best meets your needs.

Some of the key elements include:

  • Pre-reading including ATS/ERS Statements
  • Performance of tests with peer and expert observers. Tests may include any of the following based on your needs and the time allotted.
  • Calibration
  • Spirometry
  • Lung volume testing
  • Diffusion testing
  • Bronchial challenge testing
  • Walk testing for oxygen funding
  • Debrief of performance discussing where performance met or did not meet current standards
  • Review of past test results for technical quality by staff and expert observer
  • Development of a quality assurance program for the next 12 months to address gaps and/or maintain and improve quality

Intended For

RTs performing PFT’s in a clinical lab setting with a focus on Quality Assurance.

This course is offered on a customized contract basis only ( large groups or hospitals) and is available for onsite delivery. This course is not available for individual registration. Please email ce@michener.ca for information.

Text Book

None- materials provided online thru Michener's Learning Management System (Blackboard)


TBD depending on the customized contract

Certificate Program

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Michener Certificate of Completion


RT designation and review of specific materials (links to be supplied) prior to attendance at workshop.

Pulmonary Function Testing – RS823

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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

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