Activity information

The certificate of this workshop includes 2 CME credits. To complete the workshop you need to solve all cases. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Use the most commonly employed pulmonary function test interpretation algorithm.
  2. Apply spirometry to the assessment of patients with suspected lung disease.
  3. Use lung volume measurements in the assessment of lung function.
  4. Use specialized tests of lung function to uncover respiratory disease.
  5. Use pulmonary function testing to guide management of diseases affecting the lungs.
  6. Use specialized tests of lung function to assess patients for selected circumstances (e.g., commercial air flight).
  7. Develop a step-wise approach to ordering pulmonary function tests in challenging cases with unclear diagnoses.
  8. Use lung function testing to help manage patients on mechanical ventilators in the ICU.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Internists, Pulmonologists in Training, and Family Medicine Specialists.

Core Competencies

This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.


The presentational methods for this activity are Case Presentation and Lecture.

Instructions for participation

Each participant must successfully pass all quizzes of this activity with a grade of 100% and complete a post-evaluation form. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately for download. If you receive a score of less than 100%, you may retake the quiz until successful.

Hardware and software requirements

Medmastery requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Moreover, a PDF-Reader is required in order to view certain downloads. For questions or technical support, please contact [email protected]

Disclosure statement

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.


Michael A. Grippi, MD has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.

Privacy statement

Medmastery is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and other information of its members. Medmastery will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the ACCME. Medmastery will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. Medmastery collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. Additional information regarding Medmastery’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at:

Release Date

This activity was originally released for credit on May 13, 2019.

Review Date

This activity was reviewed on April 20, 2021.

Termination Date

This activity is valid for credit through May 13, 2023.