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L13 Pulmonary Function II

BSL pulmonary function lesson
This BSL Pulmonary Function lesson demonstrates how to record and analyze Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV 1,2,3) and Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV), and builds on the principles established in L12 Pulmonary Function. Students will perform two tasks in order to record their data, and then they will compare their results with other students in the group and with published normal values for specified height, weight and age.
  • Great introduction to Pulmonary flow studies.
  • Automatically calculates values for FEV and MVV.
  • Uses a clinical grid for easy interpretation of the data.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To observe experimentally, record and/or calculate forced expiratory volume (FEV) and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV).

  2. To compare the observed values of FEV with predicted normals.

  3. To compare MVV values with others in your class.

Tasks Performed by the Student

BSL Lessons are designed to allow at least four students to record and save data in a normal lab period (60-90 minutes). Typically, labs work most efficiently with three or more students working together at each BSL station.

Videos

BSL 4 L13 Pulmonary Function - FEV and MVV

BSL L13 MVV

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

Item Name Cart
SS11LB SS11LB Factory-calibrated Airflow Transducer Add to Cart
AFT2 Disp. Mouthpiece, 22 mm 10/pk Add to Cart
AFT3 Disp. Noseclip, 10/pk Add to Cart
AFT6A Cal. Syringe, 600 ml Add to Cart
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