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Short course in Spirometry Testing Techniques Refresher

5 Clinical Points Only R 950.00 (incl VAT)


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Introduction

Requirements for spirometry testing in the international standards have been updated recently, it is important that these changes are incorporated into the guidelines that are used for spirometry testing in the workplace.

Performing spirometry can be physically demanding. Healthcare professionals and workers performing screening respiratory function in an occupational setting must be updated on a regular basis to ensure they are equipped with the latest information and be confident to deliver the best testing service and information for their clients.


Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for 5 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2.


Learning Outcomes

On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of preparation required for a spirometric screening test.
  • Model the process of conducting a spirometry screening test.
  • Discuss the interpretation, evaluation, recording and reporting of a spirometry screening test.
  • Name the guiding standards in the application thereof to the practice of spirometry testing.

Who Should Enroll

Health care professionals/workers conducting spirometry testing in the occupational health setting.


Course Design

This is an online course, content is presented in the form of video lectures, reading materials and resources.


Course Content

The following study units are included in this short course:

  • Applicable Legislation and Standards
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cross infection
  • Calibration and Quality Control
  • Calibration Checks
  • Indications and Contra-indications
  • Spirometry Procedure
  • Spirogram and interpretation
  • Post-test Procedures – 10 steps of checking
  • Bronchodilator responsiveness testing
  • Spirometry in the occupational health setting

Assessment

Participants are required to complete a pre- and post-assessment and a pass rate of 70% is required to receive a certificate of completion.


Time

Participants have 1 week from date of registration to complete the course.


Certification

FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment component.


Course Fee

Lockdown special: R 950.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable).

Standard course fee: R1 100.00


Contact

For more information, please contact:

Ms Alta Kruger
Head: School of Occupational Health Safety and Wellness
Email: OHSW@foundation.co.za
Tel: 087 821 1109


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