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Occupational Asthma Course

Wednesday 8th June and Thursday 9th June 2016

Running in 2016 at Birmingham University

This new 2 day course offers training to those working in respiratory physiology/medicine with an interest in occupational asthma, or those currently working in occupational health. It is open to helthcare scientists, specialist nurses, specialist registrars, general practitioners and allied health professionals. 

Topics covered:

  • definitions of occupational asthma
  • investigations for occupational asthma
  • identifying causative agents
  • finding information
  • manual vs logging meters
  • spirometry interpretation
  • serial PEFs & the Oasys program
  • Respiratory surveillance incl. using Spirola
  • Handling abnormal results
  • legal aspects & compensation


Course Prerequisite:

You should have a good foundation knowledge of spirometry. if you do not have this, you will need to do an ARTP Foundation Spirometry course before attending the occupational asthma course.

To apply, please download the booking form and send to the course administrator: vicky.c.moore@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Booking Form:  Occupational Asthma Course Booking Form 2016

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More on Occupational Asthma:

http://www.occupationalasthma.com

The OASYS Computer Program

OASYS is a free award winning computer program that plots and interprets serial peak expiratory flow (PEF) readings of patients suspected as having occupational asthma or work-related asthma. The computer generated score has a 94% specificity for occupational asthma diagnosis and a 75% sensitivity.

Available via: http://www.occupationalasthma.com/oasys.aspx

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