Barrett McGrath Education Mentoring Services

Spirometry 3 yearly Revalidation (Certified) (dates to be decided)

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This is course will be held face to face basis. The venue is NI Hospice Somerton Rd North Belfast. The day will begin 9.00am. Coffee will be provided at break time.  Lunch options are purchased at the Hospice cafe or other local cafes in the area.  (see link below for directions)

About this course

This is a one-day facilitated, interactive session suitable for all registered healthcare professionals who have completed their accredited spirometry course 3 years plus via any provider and have not completed their three-yearly update.

The training will be delivered by an accredited, experienced spirometry trainer

The day will cover:

  1. Revision
    • On the care and Maintenance of the equipment
      • Gaining good reproducible readings EVERY TIME - using the four-point rule:
        • Demographics
        • Reproducibility
        • Technical Acceptability
        • Actual interpretation of the readings
  2. Update on COVID-19 regulations - latest cross- infection regulations
  3. How to achieve an accurate diagnosis
  4. Looking beyond the FEV1 for additional clues:
    • Maximum Mid-Expiratory Flows (MMEFs)
    • Lower Limit of Normal (LLN)
    • Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
    • Forced Expiratory Time (FET)
  5. Accurately interpret complex spirometry readings in conjunction with complex patient presentations - group work
  6. Long COVID-19 presentations amongst other respiratory complex cases

Students are encouraged to send though their own challenging readings and cases in advance of the training day to be critiqued and analysed on the day.

Venue & Parking

Dame Cicely Saunders Seminar Room
NI Hospice Education Centre
Somerton Road

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