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Level 5 Spirometry – 12 Week Course
3rd September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm£650.00
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.
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.
- 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
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
- 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
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