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.
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