Course in Spirometry

Recognised spirometry training for health professionals. 

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 the 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.

1. There are three key components to the course - firstly students must complete an online pre reading component which includes questions to ensure students have understood the information presented.
2. Secondly is the face to face component lasting approximately eight hours. This component includes two practical components on calibration and spirometry testing. Students will complete the face to face component with some interpretation examples and a short quiz.
3. Finally, students learning is assessed by completion of ten post course submissions, which they will perform as part of their normal clinical practice

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

Award / Qualification
Successful completion of this program will result in the issue of a Statement of Completion for attending a Spirometry Training Workshop. 


Presented by Ms Kelly Spencer                            
With over 18 years’ experience in the field of Respiratory Medicine Kelly has a great depth of knowledge in the area of lung function testing a well as Oxygen Therapy. Over the duration of her career in Respiratory Medicine Kelly has been involved in training many IBL students as well as 3rd year medical students.

Ensuring high quality spirometry is of great importance, and recently Kelly has been accepted onto the board of auditors for the DNREM(Department of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining) Coal Miners Respiratory Health Scheme operated in conjunction with the TSANZ (Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand).


Member: $595.00
Non-Member: $650.00
Student Member: $545.00
Student Non-Member: $595.00

Course schedule
Melbourne: 16 January 2020 Sydney: 17 January 2020 Brisbane: 31 January 2020 Emerald: 1 February 2020 Sydney; 17 February 2020 Melbourne: 20 February 2020 Brisbane: 27 February 2020 Mackay: 29 February 2020 Brisbane: 12 March 2020 Rockhampton: 13 March 2020 Melbourne: 15 April 2020 Sydney: 30 April 2020

Contact details
For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider below:

Jonathan Wilson
KINNECT Training Pty Ltd
Ph: 1300 591 548