Spirometry Training Course

Spirometry Training Course

Duration: Full Course – 3 Days
Time: From 08:00 – 16:00
Attendance : Certificate (Theory & Practical exam)
Cost: R4 540 payable

Payment: 2 Weeks in advance (Non- refundable but transferable to next course)
Venue: Alberton TBA – Contact Office
Lunch: Provided by lodge


Please note: Accommodation to be booked directly with the Venue

Course Offered
•Spirometry Training Course
•Spirometry Refresher Course

Details of Three Day Spirometry Training Course:
• Students will receive a full course manual
• Training course complies with SANS451:2008 and is in line with Spirometry Unit Standard SAQA252125
• Three days: First day comprehensive theory, second day includes theory, practical, hands on equipment and the third day revision and written test
• The candidate must pass the test with a minimum of 70% and complete an assignment, including 10 patient results illustrating acceptability and repeatability spirograms
• The candidate will be assessed on an assignment received and if successful receive a competency certificate
• Unsuccessful students can arrange to rewrite the test within two weeks, with an additional cost
• The training equipment used meets and exceeds the ATS-ERS 2005 and SANS 451: 2008 South African National Spirometry Standard

Core components of the Spirometry Training Course:
• Anatomy and Physiology of the lung
• Introduction to the ATS/ERS 2005 Spirometry standards
• Equipment, Calibration, Infection control
• Lung volumes and sub-divisions
• Flow volume loop
• Patient preparation
• Test procedure
• Test quality: Acceptability, Repeatability and Usability
• Interpretation: Normal, Obstruction, Restriction and Combined Obstruction and Restriction
• Test examples

The objective of the course is:
1.The goal of the Spirometry Training Course is to provide the student with the skills, knowledge and practical experience to effectively perform acceptable and repeatable spirograms for the purpose of occupational and medical surveillance of the lung function in humans To be able to apply knowledge to ensure the spirometer conforms to recognized standards and performance standards 
2.Use the correct procedure to prepare the patient
3.To be able to recognize poor patient technique
4.To be able to recognize a normal and abnormal flow volume loops