Dr. Ron Dandurand, McGill University, Montréal, QC

This presentation will review currently available technologies for the home monitoring of lung function including peak flow rates, spirometry and lung mechanics. A historical perspective, current practices, technologies in development both in Canada and abroad, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on home monitoring will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Educate their patients about home lung function monitoring;
  • Deploy home monitoring of lung function in their practice; and
  • Reduce in-person patient office visits.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Collaborator, Communicator, Scholar