Thursday, 16th November 2017 / 14.00pm
This session is for GPs and clinicians who are currently providing, or want to provide, Quality Assured Spirometry (QAS) with a view to diagnose COPD. It will mainly cover the theory with a chance to apply knowledge in interpretation of some real patient traces. In more detail: what is Quality Assured Spirometry, who should have spirometry, the pitfalls to look out for, when to consider asthma as a diagnosis, interpretation of spirometry traces and when and who to refer to if the diagnosis remains unclear. There will be other sessions advertised including the practicalities of setting up Quality Assured Spirometry during next year.
This is only available to Camden GPs and Nurses
£250 for ONE GP PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY
£140 for ONE Practice Nurse for the session ONLY
£70 for ONE HCA PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY
£175 for ONE Physician Associate PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY
14.00 - 14.15
Introduction: New Enhanced COPD Service
14.15 - 14.45
What does Quality Assured Spirometry Look Like?: Quick run through of the practicalities to get started with spirometry.
14.45 - 15.15
Review of Guidelines: When to screen, overview of COPD v asthma diagnosis and appropriate investigations
16.25 - 16.50
What next?: What does an appropriate referral to respiratory specialist look like?