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Spirometry Training for Nurses

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Course Content

  • Principles of measurement
  • Quality control
  • Contraindications to testing
  • Infection Control
  • Preparation and performance of the test-how to do it practical
  • Acceptable criteria
  • Spirometry technique
  • Identification of common problems
  • What does a spirometer measure
  • Normal and abnormal Spirometry
  • The flow and volume trace
  • Technique
  • National standards and guidelines
  • Inhalers and reversibility
  • Advice to patients
  • How to resolve problems
  • Practical
  • When not to perform spirometry
  • Who can perform the tests
  • Patient selection and criteria
  • Indications for spirometry testing
  • Errors in recording

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 and the interpretation of results, it is difficult for practitioners to be confident and competent in practice.

During our Spirometry training course for Nurses you will learn about spirometry, respiratory conditions and how to manage these conditions appropriately while taking into account national guidelines. The training covers appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, the psychological aspects of COPD, restrictive respiratory disease and its management, patient self-management strategies and how to equip patients with the knowledge and confidence to recognise their symptoms.

Our Spirometry for Nurses training course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Aims & Objectives

  • To understand how to use spirometry equipment
  • To understand spirometry technique
  • To be able to identify common problems
  • To understand what a spirometer measures
  • To understand what normal and abnormal spirometry is
  • To understand the flow and volume trace
  • To be able to demonstrate correct technique
  • To understand the requirements for care and maintenance of equipment, including infection control measures where appropriate
  • To gain confidence in the performance of spirometry
  • To be able to provide continuing professional development in spirometry
  • To be able to perform it at national standards

Who Should Attend?

  • Practice Nurses
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Respiratory Nurses
Spirometry Training for Nurses
Course Detail
Title: Spirometry Training for Nurses
Code: SPIROMriTp
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: £299 per Candidate

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2 Days | £299.00 per Candidate

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Monday 25th September 201709:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, LondonBookEnquire
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