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Respiratory Muscle

7th May 2020



Target Audience:

The course is aimed at qualified Respiratory Clinical Physiologists, doctors in training, Respiratory Physiotherapists and Respiratory Nurse Specialists. It may also be suitable for trainee respiratory Clinical Physiologists who have completed ARTP Part 1 and are working towards their ARTP Part 2 qualification.

Course Aims and Objectives:

This course aims to review respiratory muscle function in health and disease, describe the available techniques for examining respiratory muscle function, discuss the selection of clinically appropriate assessment techniques and demonstrate their practical application

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the methods of measurement of common lung function tests
  • Understand the technical limitations and common errors of the measurements
  • Report respiratory muscle tests logically and concisely

Subject Areas:

  • Respiratory Muscle Action
  • Causes of Respiratory Muscle Weakness
  • Indications for Respiratory Muscle Testing
  • Mouth Pressures - Technique
  • Mouth Pressures - Interpretation
  • SNIP
  • Peak Cough Flow

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Bar - Registration form and Programme

Registration form:

Respiratory Muscle Assessment Course - Registration Form 2020

Example course programme:

  Respiratory Muscle Example Course Programme (2014)

For more information please contact:

ARTP c/o Executive Business Support
City Wharf,
Davidson Road, 
WS14 9DZ

Tel:  0845 226 3062 
Fax:  0121 355 2420 



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