Health Care Assistants can help and support the Registered Nurse in the care of patients with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. This training session is focussed on the knowledge and skills the HCA needs to effectively and safely assist in the Respiratory Clinic, offering a good service to the patients, as well as ensuring the practice complies with the requirements of QoF.
This session is suitable for Healthcare Assistants or recently appointed Practice Nurses, perhaps new to respiratory care. Covering asthma and PEFR, it also includes both the theory of spirometry, and a practical hands on session to learn how to carry out spirometry in the clinic.
Our next session:
Monday 29th October Time: 1.30-4.45pm
Venue: The Development Room, Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Barnard Court, Old Courts Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8JD
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- To provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable Healthcare Assistants in general Practice to assist in Respiratory Clinics in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.
Learning Outcomes to include:
- To understand a brief explanation of normal anatomy/physiology of respiratory tract.
- To identify the Principles of good practice in the preparation of the patient and equipment for respiratory assessment.
- To be able to competently use a Peak flow Meter
- To be able to competently use a Spirometer