This program has been reviewed and is endorsed by:
SpiroTrec® is a course which will teach individuals how to conduct quality spirometry including: knowledge of spirometers, understanding of the ATS/ERS standards for spirometry, quality control, patient instruction and basic interpretation of the results.
Canadian and international consensus guidelines for the management of asthma and COPD call for routine use of spirometry for the diagnosis and appropriate management of these diseases. In order to meet the need for more access to quality spirometry, RESPTrec® launched a SpiroTrec® in 2009. The goal of the course is to improve diagnosis and management of chronic respiratory diseases by increasing access to quality spirometry.
The course learning objectives and curriculum outline were established by a national expert committee with representation of key groups: Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS), Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP), Family Physicians Airways Group of Canada (FPAGC), the Lung Association and various disciplines, in addition to expertise in: guidelines development, technical skills, teaching, and conducting spirometry. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is responsible for administering the course.
RESPTrec is indebted to the SpiroTrec® Expert Development Committee for their contributions.
Participants must meet the following entrance criteria:
If there is a question regarding entrance criteria, acceptance to the course will be made on an individual basis and at the discretion of the SpiroTrec® administration.
SpiroTrec® takes 4 months to complete. The course components include:
After all the components are successfully completed, participants will receive a Diploma stating that they have completed SpiroTrec®. Plans are underway to allow participants to write an international Spirometry Certification exam.
|SHR - Humb/Stoon, SK||Feb 07 - Feb 07/2014||Jan 07/2014|
|Ottawa, ON||Mar 22 - Mar 22/2014||Feb 22/2014|
|Toronto, ON||May 02 - May 02/2014||Apr 02/2014|
|Calgary, AB||Oct 25 - Oct 25/2014||Sep 25/2014|