Spirometry Training for Nurses

Spirometry Training for Nurses

CPD Points 12 | Duration 2 Days | £239.00 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 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.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • 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

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

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Practice Nurses
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Respiratory Nurses
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Course Dates Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

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Wed, 21st Feb 2018Thu, 22nd Feb 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP12£239UnavailableEnquire
Wed, 11th Apr 2018Thu, 12th Apr 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF12£239UnavailableEnquire
Tue, 9th Oct 2018Wed, 10th Oct 20182 Days09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF12£239UnavailableEnquire
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