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Performing Quality Spirometry Training

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Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce

75 Harborne Road

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 3DH

United Kingdom

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By the end of this course attendees will have learnt how to perform spirometry accurately and how to implement the ARTP procedures in practice. They will also be signposted to how to gain accreditation. However, the course itself does not give ARTP accreditation (entry onto the register of approved practitioners) as this involves an assessment of competency with a practical assessment and portfolio submission that is only possible by applying to the ARTP via their website.


The programme for the day:

9.30 am - Welcome and Introductions: what do you want from the day?

10.00 am - Spirometry basics:

  • what does it measure, what makes a good service?
  • Mini-quiz and machine set-up
  • Common types of spirometer and how they work: what is an ideal machine for your workplace?
  • Micro-spirometry: uses and abuses!
  • Maintenance and accuracy of equipment (syringe and biological control checks)
  • Infection control issues
  • Patient safety


11.00 am - Coffee break


11.15 am - 12.45 pm:

  • Practice protocols
  • Using a checklist
  • Getting a good result during testing: demonstration
  • Calculating reproducibility
  • Practical Reversibility testing: role of the HCA


12.45 pm - 1.45 pm - Lunch break


1.45 pm – 3.00 pm:

  • Practice in small groups: getting a good result
  • Poor quality blows: what do they look like
  • Feedback on your results: difficulties encountered


3.00 pm – 3.15 pm - Tea break


3.15 pm – 4.30 pm:

  • Common spirometry patterns and respiratory conditions
  • Ins and outs of spirometry reports: test quality and content; Quiz revisited

Target audience – Health Care Assistants and new nurses

Presented by a freelance respiratory nurse specialist, who has been providing training in this field for twelve years. She also runs respiratory clinics in general practice.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SPIROMETER TO THE TRAINING AS IT WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE PRACTICAL SESSION.

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Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce

75 Harborne Road

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 3DH

United Kingdom

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