Podcast: 5 Myths About Office-Based Spirometry-and Why You Really Do Need This Essential Tool


In this podcast, Dr John Kelso dispels myths and makes a case for office-based spirometry for pediatricians.

Is spirometry hard to conduct on young children? Do you need a respiratory therapist on staff? Is it a drain on limited appointment time?

In this podcast, Dr John Kelso dispels the myths behind these questions and addresses other common barriers, making a strong case for office-based spirometry for pediatricians.

Dr Kelso is with the Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Scripps Clinic in San Diego and is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

5 Myths About Office-Based Spirometry

Five Common Myths About Performing Spirometry in Children
1. You can’t do it on young children
2. It takes a long time
3. It can only be performed by respiratory therapists
4. The curves and numbers are hard to interpret
5. Reimbursement will not cover the cost of the equipment


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