Health and Safety

Course in Spirometry - Refresher


Description
A program to confirm knowledge in the evaluation of lung function to identify pulmonary disease such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and silicosis.

Entry requirement includes the successful completion of an initial 1 day program that meets 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. A Statement of Completion for this course must be provided to KINNECT Training.
Content
  • Welcome
  • How to complete this course
  • Resources
  • 1. Quality Assurance
  • 1.0 What is Quality Assurance (QA)?
  • 1.1 Why is QA important?
  • 1.2 Quality Control Procedures - 3 Litre Syringe Calibration
  • 1.2 Video - Correct use of a 3 Litre Syringe
  • 1.3 Quality Control Procedures - Linearity Check
  • 1.4 Quality Control Procedures- Biological Control
  • 1.5 Understanding Standard Deviation and Coefficent of Variation
  • 1.6 - Quality Control Flow Chart
  • 1.7 Actions to take if checks exceed limits
  • Quality Assurance Quiz
  • 2.QUALITY TESTING
  • 2.0 Errors of Spirometry
  • 2.1 Submaximal Inhalation
  • 2.2 Excessive extrapolated volume
  • 2.3 Sub-Maximal Effort
  • 2.4 Cough in the first second
  • 2.5 Early Termination
  • 2.6 Variable Effort
  • 2.7 Glottis closure or breath holding
  • 2.8 Partially obstructed mouthpiece
  • 2.9 Leak
  • 2.10 Extra breath
  • 2.11 Positive and Negative Flow Error
  • Quality Testing Quiz
  • Quality Testing - Case Study 1
  • Quality Testing - Case Study 2
  • Quality Testing- Case Study 3
  • QUALITY INTERPRETATION
  • 3.0 Quality Interpretation - A More Modern Approach
  • 3.1 Steps for Interpretation
  • 3.2 Identifying the Type of Respiratory Defect
  • 3.3 Indications of Abnormality
  • 3.4 Grading the Severity of the Abnormality
  • 3.5 Assessing Reversibility
  • 3.6 Quality Reporting
  • 3.7 Longitudinal Monitoring of Lung Function
  • 3.8 Referral Pathways -Coal Mine Workers Health Scheme
  • Quality Interpretation - Case Study 1
  • Quality Interpretation - Case Study 2
  • Quality Interpretation - Case Study 3
  • Quality Interpretation - Case Study 4
  • Quality Interpretation - Case Study 5
  • Completion of Online Learning
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed