See also, NIOSH Spirometry Initial Training.
Workplace INTEGRA, in association with OccuHealth Training, LLC, is pleased to offer NIOSH-approved Spirometry Courses held at the Workplace INTEGRA corporate office in Greensboro, NC.
This refresher course reviews the critical elements covered in the NIOSH-approved spirometry course to ensure that practicing technicians and other respiratory surveillance program personnel are current in spirometry technique and understanding of regulatory requirements. Considerable time is devoted to open discussion and group interaction involving technique, recordkeeping requirements, and spirometry interpretation.
Review of technical procedures, common errors and calculations
Review of obstructive and restrictive patterns
Interpreting test results
Quality assurance, calibration and infection control
Attendees should include those with current NIOSH Approved Spirometry course certificates who are in need of a refresher course. The OSHA Cotton Dust Standard (29CFR1910.1043) states: Persons other than licensed physicians, who administer pulmonary function testing required by this section shall have completed a NIOSH-approved training course in spirometry. This became the “Gold Standard” for anyone administering pulmonary tests in the occupational setting. A refresher course is currently needed every 5 years. (See "New Program Change" for details.)
Flow versus volume spirometers; 2005 ATS/ERS Standard changes; Calibration changes; Review of normal, obstructive and restrictive patterns in spirometry; and open discussion and troubleshooting.
Note: Please bring sample copies of tracings for discussion.
1 day (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Workplace INTEGRA provides free continental breakfast, water and afternoon snacks for these courses!
NOTE: Please bring copies of sample tracings of your pulmonary tests to review in the class.
When attending any NIOSH Spirometry Refresher course, you must bring your current NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Course certificate to class.
2017 course dates
|May 4, 2017|
|July 20, 2017|
|September 14, 2017|
|November 2, 2017|
All courses are held in Greensboro, North Carolina at the WPI Training Center.