Respiratory Essentials for HCA’s

M&K Update Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Aimed specifically at health care support workers (HCSW / HCAs) working with patients who have a respiratory condition.

The course will develop knowledge and skills and will appeal to those who want to enhance the quality of care delivered by the wider team.

  • Anatomy and physiology of the the lungs and respiration
  • Factors affecting normal lung function
  • Common respiratory conditions and their terminology
  • Identifying common signs and symptoms associated with respiratory conditions
  • Conditions that may be associated with breathlessness
  • What is an exacerbation of a condition
  • Spirometry - What is it and why is it performed?
  • Care and use of spirometry equipment and Interpreting results
  • Routine tests and blood testing
  • Drugs used to treat respiratory conditions
  • Inhaler delivery systems
  • Management of asthma and COPD
  • The effects of a respiratory condition on the patient, their family and carer

Develop essential knowledge and appropriate skills in the quality treatment and management of the patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Dates available on arrangement

M&K Update Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Inhouse training (at your location) for groups, our fees are per course and we stipulate a course maximum capacity (there is no minimum number)
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