2017 DLCO ATS/ERS standards: Implementation in the PF Lab

The measurement of diffusing capacity (DLCO) of the lung is accomplished through single-breath carbon monoxide uptake. In 2017, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) jointly updated their technical standards to improve the quality of this measurement. This presentation will review the changes to the previous standards as well as identify how these standards affect the pulmonary function laboratory.

Presented by Susan Blonshine BS, RRT, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC. 

Moderated by Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT.

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Seminar Objectives
  • Identify the importance of the 2017 DLCO ATS/ERS Standards
  • Describe changes in the requirements for calibration and quality control, test performance, reporting results, and test quality assessment
  • Discuss implications of the changes in the pulmonary function lab
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
May 03, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
Expiration Date:
May 03, 2018 11:55 PM
1 hour
Registration Fee:
2017 DLCO ATS/ERS standards: Implementation in the PF Lab
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association for Respiratory Care
Continuing Respiratory Care Education: 1.00