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Is spirometry used in critical care only to measure lung function?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Rarely used

Spirometry is a test of lung physiology usually performed in outpatient settings, not in an icu.
I can think of a few times when we've used it to assess a patient's ability to breathe when they have neuromuscular disease, but it's not generally a tool we'd use in an icu.

In brief: Rarely used

Spirometry is a test of lung physiology usually performed in outpatient settings, not in an icu.
I can think of a few times when we've used it to assess a patient's ability to breathe when they have neuromuscular disease, but it's not generally a tool we'd use in an icu.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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