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Respiratory Essentials for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Aimed specifically at health care assistants and support workers (HCAs/HCSWs) working with patients who have a respiratory condition in the Primary Care setting.

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.

"Well presented and extremely interesting - instructor very knowledgable!"

"Tutor absolutely fab!" "Very informative and easy to follow!"

Past course delegates

Course Content

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?

Routine investigations 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

Course Aims and Outcomes

Develop essential knowledge and appropriate skills in the quality treatment and management of the patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma.

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    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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