Spirometry – Level 4 (OCN NI Accredited)

Course Aim 

This unit will enable the learner to understand how to gain good quality spirometry testing every time – that are worthy of interpretation as per ARTP and RSF guidelines.

24 – guided learning hours

Learning Outcomes 

    • Understand how to care and maintain spirometry equipment.
    • Know how to calibrate spirometry equipment.
    • Know how to prepare a patient prior to carrying out spirometry.
    • Be able to obtain consistently accurate and reproducible readings.
    • Be able to assess the quality of the patient’s blow.
  • Be able to interpret basic graphs and figures. 


This is suitable for healthcare assistants or other allied health care professionals responsible for performing objective testing on respiratory patients. 

Course Contents 

  • This course will comprise of two full teaching days – which are compulsory – delivered either via Google classroom or face to face – this will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
  • 1 additional non-compulsory consolidation evening will also be offered.
  • To achieve the OCN NI level 4 accreditation – the student must successfully complete a practical assessment and submit a portfolio of 10 readings –demonstrating excellent Grade A technique. 

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