WHO: Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis (SPIROLA) Software has been approved by DHA to be used on the Navy Network and is HIGHLY recommended to be used by BUMED M37.
WHAT: SPIROLA is the free software available from NIOSH for Longitudinal Spirometry.
Click here for more information if you are unfamiliar with SPIROLA
WHEN: Use of SPIROLA is also going to be an additional question on SOHME's starting in FY 2019!!!
WHERE: ALL NAVY OH Clinics (Guam Occupational Health has successfully implemented the use of SPIROLA with all of their Firefighters.)
WHY: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommends longitudinal monitoring of pulmonary function tests to detect early signs of excessive lung function decline. SPIROLA software does this!
- Click here for the Memorandum for Defense Health Agency Authorizing Official for the use of SPIROLA Software on DHA systems
- Click here for the presentation on "Clinical Application of Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis (SPIROLA) Software in an Occupational Health Clinic and Office Setting"
- Click here to access SPIROLA data entry
- Click here for a SPIROLA data entry instructions you can use for your clinic.