No Smoking Day, 14th March 2007


In 1951, research revealed that 54% of male doctors smoked.1  Thankfully current data shows that healthcare professionals who smoke are now in the minority; however, there are still around ten million people in the UK who continue to risk their health by smoking.


By evaluating your patients' lung function using spirometry testing to assess how well they receive, hold and utilise air could increase the success rate of patients who are undergoing smoking cessation.  Those patients returning to have a spirometry test after quitting smoking are more likely to see and feel the benefits of stopping smoking which will further motivate them to continue the process.


The Welch Allyn Spiroperfect Spirometer's digital system can undertake this procedure quickly and efficiently by demonstrating ongoing improvements in each patient's lung function as previous test results can be recorded on the surgery's Patient Record System and recalled for comparison.


The Spiroperfect Spirometer is particularly valuable in this environment as it uses single-use disposable transducers to help reduce the risk of cross contamination amongst patients.

 

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References:
1. http://www.rsscse.org.uk/pose/level4/book6/sectionc.htm

2. http://www.ash.org.uk

 

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