Hello My Friends
I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to pass this along, ERS came out with their guidelines, and ATS soon to follow. The highlighted section on page two designates the requirement for BVFs. I’ll pass along the ATS guidelines when they come out. Have a great day and stay safe.
Recommendation from ERS Group 9.1 (Respiratory function technologists /Scientists)
“Lung function testing during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Test should always be carried out with a high specification disposable in-line bacterial and viral
filter in place (We recommend filters with minimum proven efficiency for high expiratory flow
of 600 to 700 L/min). Use of disposable combined mouthpieces/sensors is not recommended at
this time. The exception would be where an additional filter can be added to the patient circuit
and not degrade the measurements.”
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