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Proficiency Standards for Pulmonary Function Laboratories Committee

Chair Meredith C. Mccormack, MHS, MD Baltimore, MD
Vice Chair Sanja Stanojevic, PhD Halifax, NS, Canada
Committee Member Adam Cole, MD Georgetown, KY
Committee Member Brian L. Graham, PhD Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Committee Member Daniel J. Weiner, MD, ATSF, FCCP, FAAP Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member David A. Kaminsky, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Katrina Hynes, BHS Ettrick, WI
Committee Member Kevin Mccarthy Matthews, NC
Committee Member Neil R. Macintyre, MD Durham, NC
Committee Member Nirav R. Bhakta, MD, PhD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Teal S. Hallstrand, MD, MPH, ATSF Seattle, WA
Committee Member Thomas Decato, MD, FCCP Spokane, WA
Staff Barbara Horner New York, NY

The Proficiency Standards Committee develops proficiency standards for pulmonary function and blood gas laboratories and develops strategies to promote adherence to ATS standards. This committee serves as a resource for the ATS staff concerning issues related to pulmonary function and blood gas testing.

Benchmarks, 2020-2021:

Finalize updated document on Spirometry Technical Standards with ERS

Update Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Testing technical standard document, which has been approved by ATS/ERS and has a working committee

Begin planning for update of Lung Volumes technical standard document

Support initiative to integrate PFT data into electronic medical record

Continue annual work on education in pulmonary function testing through submission of postgraduate course proposals and participation in the Clinicians Center Learning Lab at the ATS annual meeting

Promote best practices with respect to implementation of pulmonary function standards

Promote the PFT Lab Registry and ATS Pulmonary Function Laboratory Manual to enhance education and quality testing

Collaborate with the Patient and Family Education Committee to reach out to patients and family to provide input on patient-centered pulmonary function testing.

Begin planning for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing technical standard document in collaboration with members of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly.