Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Our workshop will refresh your understanding and enhance your practice in performing spirometry.
There are around 3 million COPD sufferers in the UK, of which 2 million have yet to be diagnosed (Health Commission, 2006). The prevalence of chronic respiratory disease is increasing, therefore early acute accurate diagnosis is essential. Early diagnosis enables prompt delivery of health advice, support and treatment. Spirometry is the cornerstone of respiratory disease diagnosis.
During this workshop, you will review and refresh your knowledge of:
You will take away a refreshed understanding of the theory underpinning spirometry and will be taught how to perform it accurately. You will understand the key principles regarding patient preparation for the procedure, interpreting results and identifying common errors, relative to your practice setting.
Learning will be shared with other practitioners, using spirometry equipment and reviewing both obstructive and restrictive spirometry results. It will benefit you to bring along samples of anonymised spirometry tracing, relative to your practical experiences.
This update will benefit nurses, community matrons, practice nurses, physiotherapists or healthcare assistants who perform spirometry.
You must have previously attended our Spirometry in Practice full-day introductory workshop.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
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