This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This course is for nurses and HCAs and is designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to perform spirometry accurately.  Students will need to bring a spirometer to the training course for the practical session.

Course content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Indications for spirometry
  • Lung volumes and explanation of measurements used in spirometry
  • Preparation and maintenance of equipment including cleaning and disinfection
  • Patient preparation and contraindications
  • The test procedure
  • Practical session

The course is suitable for those who already perform spirometry in general practice and require an update and also clinicians who want a refresher prior to applying to commence the ARTP certificate. By 2021 it is recommended that all staff recording spirometry are assessed and certified as being competent against ARTP standards and on the national spirometry register.  This course does not include ARTP assessment and registration but details of how to obtain certification will be discussed at the end of the day.


Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.