Understanding Spirometry for Nurses and AHPs

M&K Update Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The day is aimed at health professionals who are familiar with performing spirometry and develops an understanding of the data and common problems that are encountered.

"Thank-you! This has helped me understand spirometry a lot better than any other asthma/COPD study day! Not confusing!! Explained clearly and concisely what/why/who spirometry is for/why."

  • Applied anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology - lung volumes, common disordersPerforming spirometry including care and use of equipmentInterpretation including
    • lung function terminology
    • calculations and their significance
    Equipment calibration & maintenancePatient preparation and current guidelinesReporting resultsCommon errorsFlow/volume and volume time curvesForced and relaxed blows
  • Perform spirometry to get accurate and reproducible results
  • Recognise and rectify errors in a patients performance
  • Understand the need and have the ability to perform routine calibration and quality control
  • Effectively report the findings of spirometric testing
  • Recognise the most common contraindications to testing
  • Understand and recognise patterns of lung disease in relation to the patients clinical history

Dates available on arrangement

M&K Update Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Inhouse training (at your location) for groups, our fees are per course and we stipulate a course maximum capacity (there is no minimum number)
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