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Level 5 Spirometry – 12 Week Course

3rd September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Financial support for this course may be available on successful completion of level 5 accreditation

Spirometry Level 5 Open College Network (OCN) NI accredited.

12 Credit Value.

60 Guided Learning Hours.

Course Aim:

This unit will equip the learner with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise to care for and maintain a spirometer; adequately prepare the patient and equipment to enable consistent and accurate spirometry results to be obtained; and to become proficient and competent in the interpretation of the results in line with the most up to date evidence-based guidelines.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to care for and maintain all spirometry equipment
  • Know how to calibrate the spirometer.
  • Know how to optimally prepare the patient prior to carrying out spirometry- and know when the test is contra-indicated
  • Be able to obtain consistently good quality, accurate and reproducible readings
  • Be able to assess the quality of the patient’s blow.
  • Be able to accurately interpret complex abnormal readings.
  • Know when to refer to specialist care

Suitable for:

All registered healthcare professionals including: GPs, Nurses, practice-based pharmacists and physiotherapists.

Mode of Delivery:
  • One compulsory online certified e-learning module which must be completed prior to the first face to face study day
  • Three COMPULSARY face-to-face study days which will include both theoretical and practical components
  • Once all the practical assessment components have been successfully completed – the student will progress to compile a portfolio of 7 abnormal spirometry readings which will be accurately interpreted using the four-stage process

Assessment method:
  • E-assessment
  • The Practical assessment – which will include verification of the device’s calibration using a 3litre syringe, preparing the equipment and patient and performing a Spirometric test on a subject and interpret the results at a basic level – using the 4-stage method taught during the programme. Interpretation of two unseen readings and discuss the appropriate cleaning and decontamination of the equipment.
  • Coursework – Case studies to include 2 technically acceptable and reproducible spirometry readings and accurate basic interpretations discussing the technical acceptability of each reading
  • Portfolio of evidence – which will include 7 abnormal spirometry readings which will be accurately interpreted using the four-stage process

Course Dates:

This course is covered over the following dates:

  • Day 1 – Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – 9AM – 5PM
  • Day 2 – Tuesday 10th September 2019 – 9AM – 5PM
  • Day 3 – Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 9AM – 5PM
  • Assessment Day – Tuesday 1st October 2019 (Assessment times will be allocated during the course)
  • Final Day Tuesday 19th November 2019


3rd September 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Barrett McGrath EMS
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