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Spirometry Training for HCAs

Spirometry Training for HCAs

CPD Points 6 | Duration 1 Days | £119.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

Spirometry is the most common of the Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) that measure lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.

Spirometry is only useful as a screening technique where uniformity and quality of practice exist. Without a thorough understanding of the principles involved, the methodology, the effects of the disease on lung function, it is difficult for practitioners to be confident and competent in practice.

This Spirometry training course for HCAs will provide an overview of the key elements of patient preparation and safety and the importance of accuracy and reproducibility in testing. This is a very practical course, encouraging interactive discussion and implementation of this skill within the HCA role. We will cover problems encountered during testing such as coughs and slow starts as well as the role of the HCA in relation to assisting the nurse.


This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • To understand applied anatomy and physiology relating to respiration and respiratory disease
  • To understand the terms relating to lung function
  • To understand the indications and limitations of spirometry
  • To understand the requirements for care and maintenance of equipment including infection control measures where appropriate
  • To gain confidence in the performance of spirometry

Course Content

  • Overview of the respiratory system
  • Principles of measurement
  • Quality control
  • Contraindications to testing
  • Preparation and performance of the test
  • Acceptable criteria
  • Potential errors
  • Prevention of cross contamination
  • Use of bronchodilators
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Respiratory disease
  • Lung function
  • COPD/Asthma-Lung disease
  • Spirometry Practice
  • Competency development

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • HCAs

Date and Time

The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF
Monday 6th November 2017
09:30 am - 16:00 pm
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10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Friday 8th December 2017
09:30 am - 16:00 pm
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1 Days | £119.00 per Candidate

Start DateStart TimeEnd TimeVenuePriceBookEnquire
Monday 6th November 201709:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle£119BookEnquire
Friday 8th December 201709:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London£119BookEnquire

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