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ARTP Occupational Asthma Course

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2024

Venue: Birmingham Hilton Garden Inn, Brindley Place

Course overview: This 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 covers the core investigations into occupational asthma, how to do them and interpret them, with a case-based approach throughout. You will need a good foundation knowledge in spirometry.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will:

- Understand the definitions of occupational asthma

- Be competent in the initial methods for the diagnosis of occupational asthma

- Be knowledgeable about the investigations that can be performed to diagnose occupational asthma

- Understand the different methods of measuring peak expiratory flow, and the strengths and weaknesses of different manual and logging meters

- Understand spirometry and how to interpret data

- Be able to train workers to complete serial peak expiratory flows (PEFs) successfully

- Be proficient in using the Oasys program for plotting serial PEF measurements

- Know how to carry out surveillance for occupational asthma including analysis of serial lung function

- Understand what to do when a worker has abnormal spirometry or screening questionnaire results  

- Be knowledgeable about legal aspects of occupational asthma and compensation.

Cost: £350; ARTP members £300.

Full details and booking form here.

Contact Vicky Moore at for further details/queries.

March 14th, 2024 9:00 AM to March 15th, 2024 5:00 PM
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