Recognised spirometry training for health professionals
Are you meeting industry standards in the delivery of your spirometry health assessments?
The performance of spirometry is undertaken in a wide range of primary care settings such as general practice and occupational health. Spirometry is one of the simplest tests available to assist in the diagnosis of lung disease. It is used to assist diagnoses lung conditions such as obstructive lung disease (Asthma/ COPD) and restrictive lung disease (pulmonary Fibrosis). It includes health assessments for workplace monitoring and pre-employment medicals.
This spirometry training program offered by KINNECT Training equips you with he skills and knowledge to perform spirometry assessments confidently and be able to effectively contribute to the interpretation of results. This spirometry training course meets the standards stipulated by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). It also meets The Standards for Spirometry Training Courses for the delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers. Please see the following link for more details – Standards for Spirometry Training Courses.
Flexible Industry Leading Training
- Blended program – online theory and comprehensive face to face practical program
- Start immediately on approved payment
- Australia wide delivery – in class and on site
- Face to face component at your place or ours
- QLD Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme and Coal Services (NSW) approved.
The KINNECT Training Guarantee
KINNECT Training wants you to be confident and capable in your role in undertaking spirometry assessments. If in the following 12 months of completing your course you would like to confirm your knowledge and skills you are welcome to come to any scheduled public face to face course for Course in Spirometry – it’s on us! (subject to course seat availability).
Class enrolment can be made directly through this website by following the links below. Immediate access to the online theory learning components is provided and we will be in contact to confirm your preferred practical session dates.
Company and large group pricing is available. Please contact us through the links below or call 1300 591 548 for more information. We are able to provide training around Australia and on-site in your business or clinic.
Blended Delivery Program
Get started now and study when it suits you!
This course is available in a blended format by completing online course theory through our learning management software. Once ready, either book a time for a face to face practical session or we can arrange to come to you (minimum numbers apply). This method of delivery allows you to get the valuable theoretical background at your own pace and get to apply your knowledge in a practical way.
- Online Theory – 4 hours
- Face to face practical session – 6 hours
Award / Qualification
Course in Spirometry
Successful completion of this program will result in the issue of a Statement of Completion for attending a Spirometry Training Workshop.
Nationally Recognised Accreditation Pathway
Also available to KINNECT Training students is a pathway to have your qualification nationally recognised through the unit HLTHPS004 – Measure spirometry. Successful completion of the required assessments results in the awarding of the above unit of competency and could form part of the completion of a relevant qualification.
KINNECT Training works in conjunction with Trainwest (RTO#51807) to assess this course and the Statement of Attainment will be issued by Trainwest.
What you will Learn
What you will Learn
This program is designed in consideration State and National legislation, Australian and New Zealand Standards and relevant Codes of Practice. It is also designed in to meet the requirements outlined by the Thoracic Society of Australia to meet Standards for the Delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers.
The following describes the skills and knowledge required to perform spirometry competently. From preparing the client, maintaining equipment, performing the assessment to reporting on the results. You will learn and demonstrate your knowledge and skill in the performance of spirometry.
On successful completion of this spirometry testing course you will be able to –
- Prepare a spirometer and necessary materials
- Check the cleanliness and functionality of spirometer
- Validate or calibrate a spirometer in accordance with manufacturer specifications
- Choose the correct reference equations for your population
- Record client information accurately and identify contraindications for performing spirometry
- Ensure correct and accurate client measurements are taken prior to the test and prepare reference values
- Help the client complete the test by providing instruction and encouragement and provide feedback
- Ensure tests are performed to an acceptable standards
- Recognition of common spirometry errors and mistakes. Understand how these errors can affect the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), the total amount of air which can be exhaled from the lungs and Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1), the amount of air which can be exhaled forcibly in one second
- Understand when a bronchodilator needs to be used
- Effectively interpret spirometry test results using up to date interpretation methods such as the Global Lung Initiative (GLI)
- Information about other areas of lung function testing such as gas transfer and lung volume measurements. How these tests are required to give a complete diagnosis of lung disease
- Recognise when subjects need to be referred for further testing at a pulmonary function laboratory
- Know how to respond to questions from clients and medical officers by providing a provisional interpretation for the Physician
- Understand required maintenance and post test clean-up procedures
This unit applies to any health worker who takes spirometry measurements. Spirometry measurement is commonly conducted in hospitals, respiratory physicians rooms, general practitioner (GP) rooms, pharmacies and pathology collection centres.
There are no pre-requisites for participation in this program but a sound knowledge of human physiology is recommended. This program is directed at medical and allied health professionals required to perform spirometry assessments and contribute to the interpretation of results. Successful completion of this program allows you to gain a nationally recognised qualification and meet the requirements to undertake assessments for the Queensland Coal Mining Industry as required by Queensland Health. The program is also approved by Coal Services.
Dates & Availability
The below dates and availability only relate to Face to Face bookings
Start Date End Date Location Places Available 8:45am Tue 17/09/2019 3:30pm Tue 17/09/2019 NEWCASTLE 12 8:45am Wed 18/09/2019 3:30pm Wed 18/09/2019 SYDNEY (Mascot) 8 8:45am Thu 19/09/2019 3:30pm Thu 19/09/2019 BRISBANE (Woolloongabba) 7 8:45am Tue 15/10/2019 3:30pm Tue 15/10/2019 MELBOURNE (South Yarra) 11 8:45am Fri 06/12/2019 3:30pm Fri 06/12/2019 ROCKHAMPTON 11 8:45am Sat 07/12/2019 3:30pm Sat 07/12/2019 BRISBANE (Woolloongabba) 12 8:45am Tue 17/12/2019 3:30pm Tue 17/12/2019 PERTH 12
Face to FaceSingle Person Booking$650 ppComprehensive blended program - online theory and face to face practicalStart immediately!
Public and in-house courses
Ongoing trainer support
Delivered Australia wideFace to FaceMultiple Person Booking$595 ppComprehensive blended program - online theory and face to face practicalStart immediately!
Public and in-house courses
Ongoing trainer support
Delivered Australia wideOn-SiteDelivered in-house from$495 ppComprehensive blended program - online theory with face to face practical delivered at your workplaceImmediate online student access
Ongoing trainer support
Delivered Australia wide
Minimum numbers apply
Travel related costs may apply in some circumstances
Who is this spirometry course designed for?
This spirometry training course is designed for those wishing to learn spirometry, undertake professional development or forge a career in spirometry testing. It is suited for health professionals undertaking medical assessments such as allied health practitioners and practice nurses working in a medical or spirometry practice
How will I be assessed throughout the spirometry training course?
The online component of this lung function test training will be assessed using a quiz and questions scattered throughout each section. You will also be required to bring some interpretation examples to the course to work through as a group.
The face-to face component of the course will include a practical component covering all aspects of calibration of your spirometer. You will also be required to participate in a troubleshooting session demonstrating effective technique in coaching a subject through a spirometry test as well as recognising the common errors discussed in the session
To evaluate the knowledge, you have gained throughout the course you will be required to submit ten post course assessments. These assessments will be marked on your recognition of errors, ability to obtain acceptable and reproducible result’s. You will also be required to give an accurate interpretation of results for each assessment.
What type of spirometer is the best?
There are many different types of spirometers on the market and they all use different technologies. These will be discussed in the online component as well as during the face to face session.
This spirometry training course uses the Easy on PC spirometry, which uses Ultrasonic technology. The Easy-on PC leverages TrueFlow™ technology that delivers unprecedented accuracy and reliable results.
You may find this link from the Australian Asthma Council useful – Spirometer Users and Buyers Guide