Aimed specifically at health care support workers (HCSW / HCAs) working with patients who have a respiratory condition.
The course will develop knowledge and skills and will appeal to those who want to enhance the quality of care delivered by the wider team.
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Past course delegates, September 2016
Anatomy and physiology of the the lungs and respiration
Factors affecting normal lung function
Common respiratory conditions and their terminology
Identifying common signs and symptoms associated with respiratory conditions
Conditions that may be associated with breathlessness
What is an exacerbation of a condition
Spirometry - What is it and why is it performed?
Care and use of spirometry equipment and Interpreting results
Routine tests and blood testing
Drugs used to treat respiratory conditions
Inhaler delivery systems
Management of asthma and COPD
The effects of a respiratory condition on the patient, their family and carer
Develop essential knowledge and appropriate skills in the quality treatment and management of the patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).