INDUSTRIAL PULMONARY FUNCTION CERTIFICATION
|PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN SPIROMETRY TESTING AND
RESPIRATORY HEALTH SURVEILLANCE (2 Days ~ 20.4 contact hours))
A NIOSH-approved Program for Health Professionals, #051
Hands on training with enthusiastic lectures packed with updated
information insuring that this training need not be boring or painful.
The course gives you everything you need to know about performing this
lung function test correctly, insures data quality and the skills to
manage the data effectively. Students learn when the test is indicated,
what the results mean, and what OSHA regulations govern its usage.
Practice sessions expose the student to a variety of Flow & Volume
spirometers, and the pros and cons of each are discussed without bias or
endorsements. Those who are shopping for equipment leave with a clear
idea of what they want.
The fast moving pace with lots of interaction and individualization
makes for wide awake students. A detailed resource spirometry manual is
provided with all the what, why, when, where and how of doing the test.
Student course evaluations include such comments as: "The best course
I've ever taken", "I learned so much and wish I'd taken this sooner",
"It was actually fun and I wish there could be a third day".
The course is designed for physicians, registered nurses, and other
health professionals engaged in spirometric testing in both industrial
and clinical settings, as well as those involved in the design and
implementation of respiratory health screening and/or surveillance
The course utilizes a combination of teaching methods including
PowerPoint presentations, videos, lectures and practicum sessions. A
final examination is given, consisting of theoretical and practical
sessions. Upon successful completion of this 14 hour course, a
"certificate of completion" is issued to each student who passes the
course. This course (NIOSH #051) is approved for 20.4 contact hours by
the California Bureau of Registered Nursing (CA BRN)
- Apply the six steps required to perform the spirometry test
- Understand the stimulus-response relationship as it applies to
coaching during spirometric testing.
- Apply pattern recognition steps in order to identify poor
maneuvers and recognize abnormalities.
- Categorize data into Obstructive and Restrictive patterns.
- Understand how data can be used in trend analysis for company
- Identify the best trial and measure and compute the FEV1, FVC
and FEV1/FVC values, apply BTPS correction factors and compare to
- Apply quality control criteria to determine test validity.
- Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of both Flow and
Volume based spirometry and the modes of spirogram displays used,
i.e., Volume-Time and Flow Volume.
- Understand and apply spirometer performance specifications
when selecting a new spirometer.
- Calibrate a spirometer.
- Use appropriate techniques to ensure good hygiene and prevent
- Judge the usefulness of using a Respiratory Symptom
Questionnaire as part of the spirometry examination.
- Identify those who need a spirometry exam
Dr. Alan Palmer, President of Palmer
Associates Inc., is an epidemiologist and respiratory physiologist
with 30 years of experience in pulmonary function testing. While
in the U.S. Public Health Service he served with the Chronic
respiratory Disease Control Program and with NIOSH, as Chief of
the Epidemiology Field Survey Branch. Dr. Palmer is currently a
consultant to industry in the area of respiratory testing and
quality control and is considered an authority in the area of
respiratory health surveillance. Dr. Palmer has published
extensively in the field of spirometry testing techniques,
development of spirometry standards and occupational respiratory
Kendra Palmer Anderson, BA, CST is Course Director for
Palmer Associates Inc. (PA). As the founder and former president
of Fast Response On-Site Testing (FROST), she oversaw the OSHA
mandated medical examinations on workers and performed spirometry
for hundreds of companies. Before that she worked as a certified
spirometrist conducting spirometry testing in the field for PA and
worked as a NIOSH approved Practicum Instructor for 15 years.
All Practicum Instructors are certified
technicians, knowledgeable in spirometric instrumentation and test
Tuition must be received 30 days prior to the course date. Since
expenses are fixed, refunds cannot be given unless written cancellation
is received two weeks prior to the course. The fee is also transferable
to a subsequent course within a six months period. The fee includes a
continental breakfast and lunch both days also beverages throughout the
day, but does not include hotel or transportation costs.
Please phone this office at (800) 766-4242 or contact us by
FORM to reserve a place in the course. Alternatively
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PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM and FAX to (315) 451-6507 or
mail in the registration form with fee.
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|On Site Courses:
|Please call for details of how this course can be conducted at your
location and personalized to your facility at special corporate rates
and personalized to your medical program requirements.
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