NIOSH-Approved Spirometry ‘Refresher’ Course

 Courses: 2018

March 3 (Saturday)  Coralville, Iowa

June 9 (Saturday)  Coralville, Iowa

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The NIOSH Spirometry Refresher Course is offered to students who have successfully completed the introductory NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course within the previous 5 years and 7 months.  Students with a course certificate that is dated prior to a 5-year and 7-month cutoff date will need to complete the Introductory course again before taking their first Refresher Course.  Students must provide a copy of their certificate to the course sponsor for verification.  The refresher course will include the following:

  1. Review of the most recent ATS/ERS, ACOEM, and OSHA testing standards and guidelines
  2. Review of testing contraindications and procedures
  3. Review of technical procedures and instrumentation requirements including calibration procedures, sources of error, and their correction for both volume displacement and flow measuring spirometers
  4. Review of the effective use of volume-time and flow-volume displays
  5. Review of common spirometry testing errors and applicable corrective actions
  6. Review recommended procedures for proper infection control
  7. Differentiation of lung function patterns (normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed disease) using test results and the spirograms.