Asthma Waikato Spirometry Course

The next Asthma Waikato Spirometry Course is:

Aug 18 & 19th 2021

18 Claudelands Rd, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216

Time: 9am - 4pm each day

Cost: $580 per person excl GST.

Spirometry Testing

If you are performing spirometry testing then you NEED to attend this training course. Your client's welfare depends upon it.

Spirometry is one of the very few medical tests that require a substantial effort from the patient in order for it to be successful. It's critical that the person performing the test is able to not only encourage the patient but is also able to pick up technique errors or performance errors that relate to the test being obsolete. This requires knowledge of "interpretation" during the real time testing.
There is a risk with performing spirometry, as with most medical tests. Carrying out this procedure without a history or background of the patient can be risky. If, for example a test was performed on someone who is badly asthmatic but has no knowledge of the condition and therefore is on no medication, the procedure could result in bronchospasm. If this goes unnoticed by the person carrying out the test there is a very real possibility of airway closure. Therefore, for safety reasons it is critical the person doing the test understands the basic physiology of the respiratory system and can interpret the real time results appropriately. We recommend that anyone carrying out spirometry testing completes the two day course as this will arm them with the knowledge and tools required to accurately complete the test.
  • Do you know how to correctly interpret the results?
  • Are you sure you are performing the test correctly?
  • Are you aware of all the contraindications to testing?
  • Do you understand the importance of calibration and know how to do it correctly?
The way you do your testing and the result of your spirometry test, which you put your name to, determines whether your client's illness is correctly diagnosed or not, whether they pass their airforce pre-medical or not, whether they are well enough to return to work or not. Sometimes a simple lack of calibration or lack of care with the equipment is enough to provide false results.

Our course is the gold standard in spirometry training

Some feedback from our attendees:

"...excellent information..."
"…really educational, a great educator and explanations were so easy to understand..."
" has been a great course and I now feel so much more confident..."
"...very enjoyable and I would recommend others to attend..."

Wrong Course? Need Re-certification?

It is imperative you are correctly trained in what you are doing

Even if you have been doing spirometry testing for years, you need to make sure you are doing it correctly.

What you will learn on the course

This course is designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist. It is an interactive course, providing both presentation and hands on opportunities to learn more about spirometry, understand the international guidelines for the performance of quality spirometry and develop both your skills and confidence in maintaining and using your spirometer.
This course follows ATS/ERS guidelines. A certificate will be provided if the participant has attended the full course, has completed the exam satisfactorily, submits a portfolio and 10 spirometry test results for auditing purposes.*

* In order to gain a competency certificate from Asthma Waikato everyone who attends the course will be expected to submit at least ten test results for auditing purposes, along with a calibration log and biological control log.

Attending the two day course also offers each person a point of contact for troubleshooting and support.

NOTE: Certification is for two years. After this recertification will be required.
Check out our Re-certification Course for this.


SIMPLE! Just fill in our form and we will invoice you. With your payment received, it will secure your place on the course but be quick, spaces are limited to 10 participants per course.

Kiwis of all ages are dying from asthma each year!

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