Spirometry Training London (03.11.2020)


November 3


09:30 am - 04:00 pm

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Annie Barr AB Health Group

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Spirometry Course

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.

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?


Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance

Accreditation 6 CPD points awarded on completion. Accredited by One Awards (*Certificate £25) and CPD Standards (*Certificate free)

Annie Barr AB Health Group

Organiser Description

Annie Barr is a leading provider of high quality, accredited healthcare training. With a selection of engaging healthcare training that has been developed by experts to equip you and your workforce with the skills, knowledge and competence needed to provide compassionate and high quality care.

AB Health Group