Spirometry Learning – Spirometry Assessment Tool (SL – SAT)

About the Spirometry Learning - Spirometry Assessment Tool

Spirometry is recommended as an indispensable tool to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic airways disease. Well-performed, good quality spirometry has been shown to increase the correctness of COPD and asthma diagnoses and improve the clinical management of patients with respiratory disease.

Spirometry Learning Australia has designed and developed the Spirometry Learning – Spirometry Assessment Tool (SL-SAT) to assess the accuracy of participants application of the key ATS/ERS test criteria and to demonstrate their competence in spirometry testing. 

The SL-SAT allows participants to self-assess the spirometry tests they have conducted in their clinic or health service and employs a simplified and standardised evaluation strategy.

Completed SATs and accompanying spirometry test reports are periodically submitted to a respiratory scientist experienced in spirometry testing and interpretation with feedback on the accuracy of these self-assessments regularly provided.

All Spirometry Learning Australia resources are compliant with Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS), Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) and American Thoracic Society & European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) spirometry testing standards.

Fee: $165 *Includes pairing with a respiratory scientist reviewer

To enquire about SL-SAT registration contact Spirometry Learning Australia by clicking on the email link below 

Who Is It For?

Participants may include nurses, clinicians, scientists, health workers and healthcare providers who conduct spirometry testing from tertiary health, general practice and industrial workplaces in both metropolitan and regional, rural and remote settings.

Spirometry testing evaluation and feedback via the SL - Spirometry Assessment Tool

  • The SL-SAT allows participants to self-assess spirometry tests they conduct in their clinic or health service.
  • It is recommended a minimum of two patient spirometry tests be conducted every two weeks.
  • Self-assessment of the test results is made using a Spirometry Assessment Tool (SL-SAT). 
  • The completed SL-SATs, and accompanying spirometry test reports, are submitted for respiratory scientist evaluation at the end of each fortnight with feedback on the accuracy of these self-assessments regularly provided.
  • Submission is via an electronic drop-box incorporated into the Spirometry Learning Training Site.
  • Participants are notified by email of each step in the review process.
  • Detailed instructions on how to complete and submit the SL-SAT are available via the SL training website after registration.

    A minimum of 10 accurate spirometry assessments are required to achieve competency

    Continuing Professional Development: CPD points, or hours, can be claimed to meet your CPD requirements (profession dependent)