University of Michigan Hospitals
Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship
Pulmonary Function Test
- To improve knowledge of pulmonary physiology
and apply that knowledge to the interpretation of pulmonary function
- To provide understanding of how pulmonary
function testing is performed and to supervise pulmonary function testing.
- Gain knowledge in pulmonary physiology and the
methods used to assess physiology in the following areas:
- Flow volume loops and
- Lung volumes
- Specific airway resistance
- Bronchial provocation
- Gas exchange and diffusion
- Cardiopulmonary exercise
- Respiratory muscle testing
- Arterial blood gas analysis
- Interpret the outpatient and inpatient
pulmonary function tests done at the University of Michigan Hospitals.
- Supervise pulmonary function testing and
cardiopulmonary exercise tests.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
improve pulmonary function test interpretation through self-evaluation and
feedback from attending staff.
teaching skills by educating and supervising housestaff on the interpretation
of pulmonary function tests.
proficient at appropriately selecting the appropriate diagnostic studies for
different pulmonary diseases.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in
interactions with procedure unit staff, nurses, and respiratory
- Demonstrate effective communication with
patients in delivering healthcare, and planning appropriate follow-up
- Acknowledgement of errors and limitations
Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Communicate respectfully and effectively with
staff, nurses and technicians in procedural units.
- Maintain comprehensive, timely, and effective
- Act in a consultative role to other physicians
and effectively communicate procedure results to the appropriate