See also, NIOSH Spirometry Refresher Courses.
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.
The OSHA Cotton Dust Standard (29CFR1910.1043) states that persons other than licensed physicians who administer pulmonary function tests required by that standard shall have completed a NIOSH-approved training course in spirometry. Completion of this course has now become the de facto requirement for all individuals conducting pulmonary function testing for respirator medical clearance, medical surveillance, and other work-related purposes. The course teaches physicians, nurses, and all other persons conducting pulmonary testing in industrial and clinical settings how to design, implement, and supervise respiratory surveillance programs.
No prior spirometric experience is necessary. The course teaches spirometric theory and technique at a level appropriate for beginners. Those already experienced in Spirometry will gain greater insight into:
Pulmonary anatomy and physiology
Types of spirometers (ATS/ERS Standards)
Active coaching to obtain the best results
Recognizing testing error
Interpreting test results
In addition, OSHA regulations and the 2005 ATS/ERS Spirometry guidelines are reviewed. The emphasis is not just on how to do a pulmonary function test, but what constitutes a best practice approach to spirometry and why.
Class size is restricted to maximize learning and maintain an informal atmosphere. Course content is delivered by lecture, demonstration, and supervised student practice in pulmonary testing technique using a variety of spirometers. Attendees are provided a copy of course materials. As required by NIOSH, a practical and written exam is given and a certificate awarded for satisfactory performance. The instructors have extensive experience in Occupational Health, particularly in Respiratory Surveillance Programs.
Workplace INTEGRA provides free continental breakfast, water and afternoon snacks for these courses!
Previously awarded certificates are no longer valid indefinitely. Effective January 1st 2009, an important change to the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program took effect. NIOSH now requires that technicians who wish to maintain a valid NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Course certificate must complete a NIOSH-Approved Refresher Course (or repeat the full two-day Course) every 5 years.
2017 course dates
|May 2-3, 2017||
|July 18–19, 2017|
|September 12–13, 2017|
|Oct. 31–Nov. 1, 2017|
All courses are held in Greensboro, North Carolina at the WPI Training Center.