Foundations of Spirometry in Primary Health Care

 Foundations of Spirometry in Primary Health Care
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This education will provide fundamental level of awareness for PHCNs to confidently undertake quality spirometry; and support patients to undertake spirometry in the primary health care clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the purpose of spirometry.
  • Be familiar with requirements for performing safe and quality spirometry.
  • Develop confidence to support and coach patients to produce quality spirometry.
  • Develop confidence in spirometry terminology, spirometry results and clinical implications.
  • Consider ways to influence the impact of respiratory conditions at a patient, organisational and community level.
  • Understand the importance of the nurse role in creating an environment of safety and quality improvement; developing systems supporting patients to manage their respiratory conditions proactively.
  • Understand guidelines for spirometry, and how to access information and resources to support evidence based, patient centred practice.

Estimated Duration

2 hours

Target Audience

Suitable for all nurses working in primary health care including general practice.


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