Knowledge and Competence in Spirometry Measurement

(European Spirometry Training Programme - Part 2)

Date: Friday, October 6th 2017, 10:00-19:00

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

Target audience:

Those who completed:

Training course on spirometry knowledge and basic skills – Part 1

ERS spirometry online knowledge test

The ERS spirometry workbook


10:00    Welcome and introduction

F. Madsen and B. Hanel

10:15    Technique for performing spirometry

B. Hanel



10:45    Introduction to EDUCATIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

B. Hanel and J. Mortensen


- will run simultaneously and participants will be divided into 4 groups and rotate workshops


Workstation 1- Spirometry Equipment - Module 3

J. Mortensen and experts of applications

Review of workbook assignments


Workstation 2 - Evaluation of Spirometric Results - Module 7

K. Sidenius

Small group with hands-on learning and case-study presentations

Use of educational materials and workbooks to evaluate spirometric results


Workstation 3-Technique for performing spirometry - Module 5

B Hanel and M. Munkholm

Administer spirometric tests

Prepare equipment

Practice testing technique

Recognise pitfalls of spirometry and methods to improve testing technique

Recognition of improperly performed manoeuvres


Workstation 4 - Quality Assurance and lnfection Control - Module 6

F. Madsen and M. Christensen

Lectures and use of handout

Problem-solve issues relating to calibration and verification

Calibration and verification check of equipment

Recognition of abnormal traces due to technical or patient errors



10:55    Educational skills workshop

11:45    Educational skills workshop

12:35    Lunch

13:20    Educational skills workshop

14:10    Educational skills workshop

15:00    Coffee break


15:15    Spirometry Service Management - Module 8

F. Madsen

Understand the importance of keeping all results stored safely and accessible to health care users

Perform and records infection control procedures

Perform and records quality control procedures

Awareness of audit processes and self-assessment of the spirometry service to ensure sufficient clinical skills are maintained and quality is upheld

Plan and ensure consumables for spirometry service (mouthpieces, nose-clips, paper) and ensures routine maintenance of equipment

15:45    Final questions and answers session


16:00    Coffee break


16:15    Assessment of competence in Spirometry practice

Chair: F. Madsen

All faculty

Individual assessment: review of complete ERS Spirometry workbooks

Each participant will complete the practical assessment (30 minutes per participant - more assessments will be performed simultaneously)

19:00              Departure