Practical Spirometry Training Workshop

Course Info

Who should attend?

Practice or occupational enrolled nursing assistants, other healthcare assistants or any person who is not medically trained but is involved in carrying out spirometry or wanting to carry out spirometry.

Course Description & Objectives

With spirometry being used more and more extensively in South Africa, so healthcare assistants or persons with no prior medical training are taking on the important role of recording accurate and meaningful spirometry measurements.

Therefore this course has been designed to deliver information for basic knowledge and practical skills.

Course Content

Attending this comprehensive basic spirometry training will give the learner information and practical skills in the following areas:

  • Calibration
  • Patient Data and Reference Values
  • How to prepare a subject for spirometry
  • Carrying out the procedure
  • Technique and achieving technically acceptable results
  • Identifying Common Problems
  • Recording and reporting results
  • Practical Reversibility Testing
  • The flow volume curve and measurements of spirometry
  • Cleaning and equipment maintenance

Course Programme

The course utilizes a combination of teaching methods including PowerPoint presentations, practical demonstration and tips, verbal interaction and mentored practical sessions. A certificate of attendance is issued to the learner at the end of the day.

Course Materials

An up-to-date spirometry practical manual using current South African guidelines and draft guidelines (i.e. the most current information available)is provided with everything the student needs to know for practical spirometry testing as well as to refer back to when continuing with spirometry in the workplace.

Spirometers x1 between 2-3 students and all disposables will be available for training.

Please bring own calculators, pens and paper and wherever possible your own spirometer if it is portable together with disposables and the manual that goes with the machine.

Dates & Locations

A workshop can be arranged at any location nationally within South Africa or in other African countries for 8 students or more each time on dates suitable for learners and the facilitator.

Petro Green or Gary Manson at OCSA Alberton
+27 11 864 1173 | or,
Lindsay van der Linden 083 659 5299 |



Course fee includes a comprehensive manual, use of spirometers and disposables, refreshments and a light lunch.

Also includes a Certificate of Attendance.


Fees 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 any subsequent course within a six months period. The fee includes teas and a light lunch on each day, also beverages throughout the day, but does not include hotel or transportation costs.


COST: R 1,250 excl. Vat