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Clinical measurements

Services

Rockhampton Hospital Clinical Measurements Department:

Respiratory:

  • Pre- and post‑spirometry
  • Gas transfer
  • Static lung volumes
  • Overnight pulse oximetry
  • 6 minute walk test
  • Bronchoprovocation (pre-and post‑spirometry required prior)

Neurology:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Sleep deprived EEG
  • Peripheral nerves detailed below:
    • Upper limb – median (motor & sensory), ulnar (motor and sensory), radial (sensory)
    • Lower limb – tibial (motor), peroneal (motor), sural (sensory)
      Note there will not be a neurologist report from the test.

Gladstone Hospital Clinical Measurements Department:

  • Spirometry and reversibility

Criteria

  • patients aged > 16 years

Required information

  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
  • Details of any associated medical conditions which may affect the condition or its treatment, e.g. diabetes, seizure disorder. These must be stable and controlled before making a request.
  • Special requirements, e.g. bed bound, falls risk, oxygen required, any disability (intellectual or physical) which could affect compliance with testing.
  • Allergies
  • Current medications and dosages

Inform the patient

  • Ensure they are aware of the request and the reason for being assessed.
  • Explain the request is for an investigation only – they will not see a specialist.
  • To advise of any change in circumstance (e.g., getting worse or becoming pregnant) as this may affect the request for assessment.
Last updated: 24 January 2020

Send referral

Rockhampton Hospital Clinical Measurements Department

Fax: (07) 4920 6200
Phone: (07) 4920 6326

Gladstone Hospital Clinical Measurements Department

Fax: (07) 4976 3232
Phone: (07) 4976 3207

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