Course ObjectivesThe objectives of this program are to teach the basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology and how occupational and environmental exposures affect the respiratory system. Participants will learn the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values, as defined by NIOSH, including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction of data in accordance with the acceptability criteria, and the use of predicted values.Our practicum instructors have extensive practical experience in spirometry testing to help participants learn proper testing procedures. No prior training in pulmonary function testing is required.
Continuing Education Credits
Upon successful completion of the NIOSH approved two-day course and examination, participants will be issued a NIOSH/GLC certificate. This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, both that the individual has completed a NIOSH-approved course. Particpants will also receive American Board of Industrial Hygiene points. They will be approved for 1.5 Industrial hygiene CM points.
Nurses: University of Illinois at Chicago is an approved provider of continuing education by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Respiratory Care Practitioners: The Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago is an approved continuing education sponsor by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for Respiratory Care Practitioners. 16 continuing education hours of credit will be awarded to respiratory care practitioners upon completion of the course.
NIOSH APPROVED 2-DAY SPIROMETRY COURSEFor primary care practitioners, internists, allergists, pulmonologists, occupational medicine physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and their office technical staff who are, or may be, conducting spirometry.Our practicum instructors have extensive practical experience in spirometry testing to help participants learn proper testing procedures. No prior training in pulmonary function testing is required. Please bring a calculator to class. If possible, please bring a print-out or tracing from your spirometer to use as a comparison during this course.Continental breakfast and lunch is included with the course cost.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMCentral Time
School of Public Health2121 West Taylor StreetRoom 122Chicago, Illinois 60612312-996-6904
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