Recognised spirometry refresher training for health professionals.
This spirometry refresher training is for those that have completed the the initial full day spirometry workshop. A one day refresher course must be attended within twelve months after the successful completion of the initial training course and then completion of an additional one day refresher course is required every three years thereafter (Standards for the Delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers – Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand).
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 in the diagnoses of 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 equips you with the skills and knowledge to perform spirometry assessments confidently and be able to effectively interpret the results. This spirometry training course meets the standards outlined by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). The course also meets The Standards for Spirometry Training Courses for the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme and Coal Services (NSW).
KINNECT Training can also help in ensuring you are meeting your Quality Assurance (QA) requirements documented in the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand – (Standards for Delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers July 2017).
Successful completion of this program also allows you to maintain your recognised qualification and ensures you continue to meet the requirements to undertake assessments for the Queensland Coal Mining Industry as required by Queensland Health.
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Start the Theory Component Today for Free!
You can begin the theory component of the course by signing up to our free online course. Then when you’re ready to complete the practical component, you can book into any of our scheduled face to face courses.
Furthermore, it is a requirement to complete the online theory prior to the practical course component.
What You Will Learn
Reinforce your skills.
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a client for spirometry, complete the spirometry test and to provide a report as an aid to the diagnosis and management of ventilatory impairment.
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.
The skills in this unit is applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice which includes Standards for the Delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers as outlined by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2017.
At the completion of this program it is expected that the students can demonstrate their knowledge and apply the practical skills in the following areas as necessary to meet the standards of the Nationally Recognised unit of competency and the required standard for performing spirometry for the assessment and monitoring of coal mine workers’ lung function noted by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
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 – 2 hours
- Face to face practical session – 6 hours
All course materials and equipment are provided by KINNECT Training.
Statement of Completion
Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of a Statement of Completion for attending a Refresher Spirometry Training Workshop that meets Standards for the Delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers as outlined by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
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 maintain your recognised training standard and meet the requirements to undertake assessments for Resources Safety and Health Queensland.
A one day refresher course must be attended within twelve months after the successful completion of the initial training course and then completion of an additional one day refresher course is required every three
To be eligible to attend a refresher training workshop, all students must provide a Certificate of Completion of an accredited spirometry course within the previous 12 months.
WHY STUDY WITH US?
Industry Relevant Programs
Rigorous industry consultation and independent audit ensures the programs we deliver give you the outcome needed to be effective at work and in your career and meet strict industry standards.
Flexible Delivery Options
Choose your preferred delivery style and get started straight away. If you need to change between modes, no problem.
Driven for Results
Great Trainers with recognised industry qualifications, extensive real world experience and a passion in their field means you’ll have the best introduction possible.
FACE TO FACE COURSE DATES
Who is eligible to complete the refresher course?
Under the current approved course there is a requirement to attend a refresher program within 12 months of completion of your initial program. Further refresher program are then required every 3 years to stay compliant. You will need to provide us with a copy of your current Spirometry Certificate on enrolment.
How often do I need to complete a refresher course?
Under the current approved course there is a requirement to attend a refresher program within 12 months of completion of your initial program. Further refresher program are then required every 3 years to stay compliant.
Do I need my own Spirometry equipment to complete the course?
You don’t need your own spirometry equipment for the face to face practical courses as all the course equipment is available at the course. You will however need a spirometer and disposable mouthpieces along with a 3L calibration syringe if you are completing the blended delivery program.
Keep in mind that you may be required to maintain a logbook documenting 100 spirometry tests every 12 months to maintain accreditation with Resources Safety and Health Queensland. As a result, you will be required to have access to spirometry equipment after the course to maintain your accreditation.
Is there a post course submission?
There is no post course submission required for the refresher program provided the trainer is able to assess you as component on the day of your practical.
Do I need to hold a clinical role to attend the refresher course?
It is preferable that your role is clinical as this will assist in your understanding of the medical terminology used throughout the course. Also, if you are not performing spirometry regularly you may find it difficult to obtain the 100 spirometry tests in a 12-month period to maintain your level of competency.
HOW TO GET STARTED
We Make Contact
After you enrol, we will contact you to confirm your details, your access to the online component and any queries about completing the course and accessing all the materials.
Work your way through the content and complete the activities as needed. A trainer is always available for any issues you have and you’ll given access to our knowledge base so you can stay updated with all the relevant industry information.