How to Use Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer with Your PC
Cosmed Microquark is a PC-based spirometer that allows you to perform lung function screening tests with ease and accuracy. It is a compact and lightweight device that connects directly to a USB port of your computer, without the need for batteries or external power sources. In this article, we will show you how to use Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer with your PC and what features it offers.
What is Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer
Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer is a device that measures the volume and flow of air that you can inhale and exhale. It can help diagnose and monitor various respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, and more. It can also assess your lung function before and after surgery, medication, or exercise.
Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer uses a validated digital turbine flowmeter that ensures high accuracy and reliability. It has been independently validated by LDS Hospital using the ATS 24 standard volume-time waveforms (Crapo R. O. 2004 âValidation of COSMED turbine vs ATS 24 standard volume-time waveformsâ).
How to Install Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer
To use Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer with your PC, you need to install the application software called OMNIA, which is included in the standard package. OMNIA is a user-friendly software that allows you to perform spirometry tests, view and analyze results, generate reports, and manage patient data.
To install OMNIA, follow these steps:
Insert the OMNIA CD-ROM into your PC's CD drive.
Run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen.
When prompted, enter the serial number of your Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer, which is located on the back of the device.
Complete the installation process and restart your PC if required.
How to Connect Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer to Your PC
To connect Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer to your PC, follow these steps:
Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB socket of your Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer.
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a free USB port of your PC.
Wait for a few seconds until your PC recognizes the device and installs the necessary drivers.
Launch OMNIA software from your desktop or start menu.
Select your Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer from the list of available devices.
How to Perform Spirometry Tests with Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer
To perform spirometry tests with Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer, follow these steps:
Select a patient from the database or create a new one by entering their personal and clinical information.
Select a test protocol from the predefined ones or create a custom one by choosing the parameters and criteria you want to measure.
Attach a disposable mouthpiece to the turbine flowmeter of your Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer and give it to the patient.
Instruct the patient to breathe normally through the mouthpiece and then perform a forced expiration followed by a forced inspiration as fast and as deep as possible.
Repeat the test at least three times or until you obtain acceptable and reproducible results.
View and compare the results on the screen or print them out as a report.
What Features Does Cosmed Microquark USB Spirometer Offer
Cosmed Microquark USB spirometer offers many features that make it a versatile and powerful tool for lung function screening. Some of these features are:
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