New Spirometry training agreement with the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology

2nd January 2019

Education for Health is delighted to announce a renewed agreement of collaboration with the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP). This agreement marks a continued partnership between the two organisations, with the aim to deliver Spirometry education as well as training as a route to assessment.

Spirometry courses at foundation and advanced levels will continue to be delivered by Education for Health, with the ARTP undertaking the registration competency assessment for practitioners from 1 January 2019.

The spirometry test can be used for routine diagnosis of lung conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and if used more widely within healthcare settings could improve the accuracy of diagnosis for millions of patients.

Dr Linda Edwards, Chief Executive at Education for Health, said “we are delighted to have renewed our agreement to continue to offer Spirometry courses. We view this as a key component of our vision to educate the healthcare workforce to improve the lives of those living with long term conditions.

“We recognise that any condition is only one part of a person’s life. Many of our students work in primary care and therefore see people with increasing numbers of comorbidities. So, it is important to understand lung function in the context of an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. We believe our courses enable that understanding.”

“Our high quality courses are taught by people who work in clinical practice, and therefore understand the challenges of day-to-day practice. They are able to offer current and practical advice and information about translating the learning from the classroom into the workplace. This means our courses add real value, enabling participants to feel both competent and confident in Spirometry at the end of their course.”

Next steps

To learn more about the training courses in Spirometry, visit our course page on the Education for Health website: https://store.educationforhealth.org