Respiratory health surveillance consists of:
Respiratory health questionnaire
Spirometry (Lung Function Testing)
The Questionnaire gathers information on whether common symptoms of respiratory ill-health such as coughing, wheezing, nasal irritation, difficulty in breathing, tightness of chest are present, and the possible relationship of these symptoms to the workplace.
Lung Function Testing
A lung function test is done with a spirometer. Normal spirometry results are based on the age, height, and gender of the person being tested and most are expressed as a percentage of a predicted value.
Spirometry results are expressed as a percentage, and are considered abnormal if less than 80 percent of the normal predicted value. An abnormal result usually indicates the presence of some degree of obstructive lung disease such as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, or restrictive lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis.
MedWise Mobile Medicals provide a complete respiratory surveillance service from on-site spirometry testing, result analysis, specialist occupational health physician review of results, site summary report and multi-year trending and reporting.