Training

We are committed to providing healthcare professionals with first class training on all aspects of measurements and procedures using the equipment we supply.

Spirometry and Device trainingDevice Training

We understand the importance of quality assurance and quality control in respiratory measurements and we want you to get the very best from your Vitalograph device.

Device training is delivered at your workplace, either online or face-to-face by one of our product experts. Each session covers hygiene & infection control, quality assurance, troubleshooting and correct usage of our devices.

Spirometry Training & Workshops

Our workshops cover the relevant theory and practical knowledge needed to perform accurate, quality assured measurements according to the latest national and international guidance.  Training can be delivered online, or we can visit your workplace or invite you to our offices in Buckingham.

Our trainers are clinically trained in spirometry and advanced pulmonary function testing. Training content has been designed to meet the ARTP standards for the provision of spirometry training. We are able to tailor content to your specific requirements making it suitable for both experienced and new practitioners, covering Occupational Health, Primary Care and Secondary Care.

Typical spirometry course content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Introduction to spirometry
  • ATS/ERS Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update
  • Bronchodilator Responsiveness Testing (Reversibility)
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Correct technique
  • Quality Assurance
  • Calibration and verification
  • Normal values and predicted sets
  • Interpretation
  • Case examples
  • Practical session

Contact us to discuss your training needs and how we can help you achieve quality results.

Vitalograph Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Our Lunch and Learn Webinars are a great way to keep up to date with the latest developments in all things respiratory. Take a look at previous webinars below and sign up to be notified of future Lunch and Learn Webinars.

View our latest Webinar!

 

The lung Health Crisis: The Achilles Heel We Didn’t Know We Had

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In January, Dr MeiLan Han, MD, MS was named the first female Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the University of Michigan’s history and one of few female chiefs of critical care in the nation. 

Webinar Library

Exhale with Vitalograph Podcast

Exhale with Vitalograph is a podcast series discussing topical information about spirometry and respiratory care. Your host is Mark Russell, Marketing Communications Manager for Vitalograph US.

Episode 1: Mark chats with Susan Blonshine, President and CEO of TechEd Consultants. A leading authority on  respiratory therapy and PFT.

Episode 2: We talk to Dr. Khaled Girgis, a board-certified allergist and immunologist with HCA College Park Family Care Center’s in Lenexa, KS.

Episode 3: Mark talks to Michael Hess, BS, RRT, RPFT, respiratory therapist and Chronic Lung Disease Coordinator at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. 

Episode 4 We hear from Amanda Clark, President of Carolina Diagnostic Solutions of Columbia, SC. 

Episode 5:  Mark talks to Helen Venn, Strategic Projects Manager, about Vitalograph’s Clinical Trials services and innovative devices, and how the company has been playing a role in medical research for almost 20 years. 

Episode 6: The first in a series of “Ask the Respiratory Therapist” podcasts, Mark chats to Holly Wilson, a Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist with 30 years experience working in pulmonary function laboratories in USA, Australia and Ireland.

Episode 7: Mark interviews Kimberly Wins Koldoff, an inspirational respiratory therapist working on the frontline as a healthcare worker during the COVID pandemic. “Today was one of the most exhausting days I’ve ever worked. I’m grieving. I’m angry. I’m scared.” 

Episode 8: Carla Encarnacion, RRT, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Research Medical Center in Kansas City Missouri talks to us about how she motivates, councils and keeps her team together during this pandemic.

Episode 9: We interview Michelle Castillo, a COVID relief Travel RRT, who travelled to New York to work in a hospital at the height of the pandemic and is presently working in Miami, FL. Michelle  is highly experienced in COVID-19 lung management.

Episode 10: We talk to Sean Pridgeon, Staff Nurse and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Central Methodist University as he shares his COVID experiences at University of Missouri Health Care.

Episode 11: Mark and Janson speak with Kenny Mendez, CEO at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) about “Peak Week” and how AAFA works with areas report higher levels of asthma and allergies.

Episode 12: We talk with Dr. Albert Rizzo and discuss the American Lung Association’s strategy is to defeating lung cancer, the Great American Smoke Out, and the effect vaping is having on lung disease.

Episode 13: We interview Frank Fiorenza, RRT, BHSc, FCSRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist with a passion for innovation. His patient care experience prompted him to close the gap on deficiencies identified in the management of mechanically ventilated patients.

Episode 14: Mark and Janson talk to Aurika Savickaite, RN, MSN and founder of Helmet Based Ventilation.  Aurika was involved in the successful testing of the helmet ventilation in the ICU at the University of Chicago during a three-year trial study. 

Episode 15: A talk with Heather Murgatroyd, Respiratory Clinical Specialist with Methapharm, where we discuss increasing awareness of Bronchoprovocation Testing.

Episode 16:  The episode where we talk to MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS, Professor and Chief at the University of Michigan Health about her new book “Breathing Lessons”, a fascinating tour of the body’s most vital organ, the lungs.

Episode 17:  Mark and Janson talk to Stephanie Lynch, PhD about Occupational Health and Safety and how employers and employees can safeguard from future pandemics. 

Episode 18:  We talk to Marc L. Rubin, Respiratory Care Pharmacist, and consultant for the Texas Asthma Control Collaborative, about the cost and impact of inhaler use and training. 

Episode 19:  In conversation with Carl Mottram, Associate Professor of Medicine and author of the new 12th edition Ruppel’s Manual of Pulmonary Function and testing. 

Episode 20: In this episode Mark and Janson talk to Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at American Telemedicine Association, about how digital innovations are making the healthcare experience better for consumers. 

Episode 21: We talk to Lori Wilken, Clinical Pharmacist at University of Illinois at Chicago with a strong background in outpatient pulmonary medicine, tobacco dependence, asthma, and COPD.

Episode 22: Mark and Janson interview David Weill, author of the book “Exhale – Hope, Healing and a Life in Transplant” and former Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and the Lung Transplant Program at Stanford University. 

Episode 23: For Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, Mark and Janson interviewed Dr. Garen Wolff MD, MSc, a Detroit Allergist-Immunologist and board certified Internal Medicine physician. Garen also holds a BA in Neuroscience.

Episode 24: Mark and Janson speak with Joel Africk, President and CEO of Respiratory Health Association. We discuss the new RHA Digital COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit.

Episode 25: On the occasion of Vitalograph’s 21st anniversary in Clinical Trials, we talk to Lewis Weidman, who has responsibility for Vitalograph’s global business in the pharmaceutical industry, and in particular respiratory clinical trials. 

Episode 26: Mark and Janson interview Carol Stonham, MBE, and Executive Chair of Primary Care Respiratory Society in the United Kingdom, the first non-doctor and first female to take the chair. 

Episode 27:  We talk to Luke Marshall, founder and CEO of VitalFlo, about his mission to dramatically improve the experience of those living with chronic respiratory disease by revoluntionizing how care is delivered.

Episode 28:  Mark and Janson discuss chronic cough with Dr Jane Frances Namatovu, lecturer in the Department of Family, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences Makerere University Kampala.