NIOSH Spirometry Courses

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Hosted at Vitalograph US Offices at 13310 West 99th St., Lenexa, KS 66215
with Palmer Associates, Inc.

Professional Training in Spirometry Testing and Respiratory Health Surveillance (2 days)

February 10th & 11th, 2020

Vitalograph is delighted to host professional training in Spirometry Testing on February 10th & 11th, 2020. Join us and get hands-on training with enthusiastic lectures packed with the most up-to-date information.

Everyone who successfully completes the course will receive a certificate recognized by OSHA. This course teaches you everything you need to know to:

  • Perform spirometry to the highest standards.
  • Know when the test is indicated, what results mean and the relevant OSHA regulations.
  • Ensure data quality and learn skills to manage data effectively.

Practice sessions will demonstrate good testing practices and expose the student to a variety of Flow Volume spirometers, with discussion on the pros and cons of each without bias. You will leave with a clear idea of the products available on the market.

Training by Palmer Associates Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Specialist

The course is designed specifically for physicians, registered nurses, and other health professionals engaged in spirometric testing in both industrial and clinical settings. It is also perfect for those who design and implement respiratory health screening and/or surveillance programs. There is a final examination, consisting of theoretical and practical sessions.

Course Objectives:

  • 1. Apply the six steps required to perform spirometry tests correctly.
  • 2. Understand the stimulus-response relationship as it applies to coaching during spirometric testing.
  • 3. Apply pattern recognition steps in order to identify poor maneuvers and recognize abnormalities.
  • 4. Categorize data into Obstructive and Restrictive patterns.
  • 5. Understand how data can be used in trend analysis for company surveillance programs.
  • 6. Identify the best trial and measure and compute the FEV1, FVC and FEV1/FVC values, apply BTPS correction factors and compare to predicted values.
  • 7. Apply quality control criteria to determine test validity.
  • 8. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of both Flow and Volume based spirometry and the modes of spirogram displays used, i.e., Volume-Time and Flow Volume.
  • 9. Understand and apply spirometer performance specifications when selecting a new spirometer.
  • 10. Perform a calibration check on a spirometer.
  • 11. Use appropriate techniques to ensure good hygiene and prevent cross-contamination.
  • 12. Judge the usefulness of using a Respiratory Symptom Questionnaire as part of the spirometry examination.
  • 13. Identify those who need a spirometry exam.

Tuition Fee: $575.00

Refresher: $475 (if you have completed the class within the last five years)

You receive 20.4 contact hours for the class.

The fee includes coffee, pastries and beverages both days, and lunch one day. Course fee does not include hotel or transportation costs.

Reserve your place

For more information on registration and course information, please contact our office at (831) 239 0422 or

Palmer Associates

1840 41st Ave. Suite 102-258

Capitola, CA, 95010

Phone: (831) 239 0422

FAX: (831) 462-5652


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