This course is aimed at advanced level clinicians (healthcare scientists, research scientists and specialist registrars) involved in the clinical interpretation lung function tests.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
Understand the role of clinical assessment in the diagnosis of disease
Understand the changes in lung function parameters that occur as a result of a variety of disease/disorders.
To learn how to write a clinical report
To be able to critically analyse test results
To learn how to interpret lung function results and relate these findings to disease processes and or clinical diagnosis
Course Content: (Subject to change)
Clinical Assessment of the Breathless Patient
Reporting Paediatric LFT's
Answering the Clinical Question
How to write a Clinical Report
Indications for Further Testing
WORKSHOP: Interpreting Spirometry and Bronchodilator Results
WORKSHOP: Interpreting Lung Function Tests
The full two day course costs only £200 for an ARTP member or £275 for a non-member. Attendees can also register for either day, Day 1- Pathophysiology or Day 2 - Clinical Reporting, for £115 per day as an ARTP member or £165 per day as a non-member
The Education and Training Committee has established many courses to cover a wide ranges of topics in the field of Respiratory Medicine and Lung Function testing, targeting both primary and secondary care professionals. Please select the course which you are interested in, and you will be taken to the relevent page containing the course content and details on how to enrol.
Lung Function Tests are a core function of ARTP members job roles. They usually involve breathing or blowing into a piece of equipment, and can range from performing the same manoeuvre several times (as in Spirometry, please see the video) to more complex measurements involving breathing specialist gas mixtures (such as a gas transfer measurement).
Membership of the ARTP is open to individuals and companies working in the field of Respiratory Clinical Physiology. Current ARTP members include Clinical Physiologists, Clinical Scientists, Physicians, Nurses and Equipment Manufacturers. There are many benefits that are exclusive to ARTP members, so please expore these pages to see why you should join us.
The ARTP Spirometry Committee, which comes under the the Education and Training Committee, are the guardians of quality diagnostic spirometry testing in the UK. Using a network of ARTP Spirometry Centres, we offer a robust system of accreditation catering for practitioners with a variety of experience and clinical practice. Please explore these pages for further information.
The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP), through standards of training and quality assurance, are the professional guardians of physiological measurement issues in respiratory medicine in the UK. With over 35 years of experience in the design and delivery of lung function services, ARTP provides the only national, professionally recognised, qualifications in Respiratory Function Testing and Spirometry in the UK.
ARTP SLEEP is now being developed to represent and support all healthcare professionals in the delivery of care, training and development of sleep services. Intended benefits include: a specific email Forum to discuss sleep diagnostic and therapeutic issues, access to ARTP SLEEP Members Web Pages, access to training materials, access to ARTP Consortium information, and a chance to be involved in formulating and designing sleep apnoea policy.
These pages are intended for those who currently practice respiratory physiology and medicine, and aims to provide an overview of the latest news and employment opportunities as well as providing information relating to careers, paediatrics and professional registration.
More detailed information, and well as other issues affecting our speciality, may be for ARTP members only and can be accessed via this link.
The ARTP has also published several Standards documents cxovering areas including Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry and Department Size Report, which can be accessed in this section.