Asthma Australia is now offering an online course in spirometry training to take the guesswork out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice.
Spirometry testing is currently under-utilised, despite being the best standard and most objective measurement of airflow limitation required to confirm a diagnosis of asthma and COPD.
The online spirometry training offered by Asthma Australia comprises of seven, one-hour modules which can be completed over three months (from date of enrolment) and accrues self-guided education Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Until recently, only in-person spirometry training was available in Australia by a select handful of providers, greatly limiting capacity. The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic has encouraged an advantageous transition to self-guided online education, removing physical barriers and time constraints including for respiratory health.
Register now on the Asthma Australia website.
Also available for health professionals is Asthma Australia’s free accredited asthma education training modules via the ThinkGP online platform
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