Funded Spirometry Performance Training


Spirometry Performance Training

• Tuesday 27th September (8.45am – 1.00pm) and Tuesday 10th January 2023 (2 hr ‘Drop-In Session – for Q&A, troubleshooting)


• Wednesday 9th November (8.45am – 1.00pm) and Wednesday 8th February 2023 (2 hr ‘Drop-In Session – for Q&A, troubleshooting)



Spirometry Performance and Interpretation Training

• Tuesday 11th October (8.45am – 4.30pm) and Tuesday 17th January 2023 (2 hr ‘Drop-In Session – for Q&A, troubleshooting)


• Thursday 24th November (8.45am – 4.30pm) and Thursday 2nd March 2023 (2 hr ‘Drop-In Session – for Q&A, troubleshooting)



Spirometry Interpretation Training

• Monday 13th September (1.00 – 2.30pm)


• Tuesday 14th September (1.00 – 2.30pm)


• Wednesday 19th October (1.00 – 2.30pm)



Learning Outcomes

• To understand the role of spirometry in primary care


• To observe a spirometry test being performed


• To understand how to set up a spirometer for a spirometry test


• To understand how to maintain a spirometer to ensure quality testing can be undertaken e.g., verification / infection control requirements


• To understand assessment requirements of a patient prior to undertaking spirometry to ensure safety and accuracy e.g. Contraindications and measurement of demographics


• To understand what constitutes a good standard spirometry test e.g., acceptability and repeatability criteria


• To be able to understand requirements of a quality spirometry trace – flow-volume and volumetime curve


• Reversibility testing – testing requirements, PSD / Prescriptions, medication delivery


• To recognise errors in testing and adjust patients’ technique appropriately • How to report spirometry results in patients notes


• Spirometry in a covid era


• ARTP register and ARTP assessment requirements



Spirometry Interpretation

• To understand indices measured in spirometry including FEV1, FVC, VC, FEV1/FVC, FEV1/VC, PEFR, FEF25-75.


• To interpret spirometry results using % predicted and lower limits of normal


• Identification of significant and non-significant reversibility.


• To recognise a normal flow-volume and volume time curve


• To recognise common abnormalities in the flow-volume and volume-time curve in both airflow obstruction and restriction.


• To understand how common lung pathologies will present on spirometry


This training is designed to help you prepare for ARTP Assessment. To book a place please contact Natasha Beckett at natasha@respiricare.com