Spirometry Learning Australia – Spirometry Assessment Tool (SLA – SAT)

About the SLA Spirometry Assessment Tool

Spirometry is recommended as an indispensable tool to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic airways disease.

They provide health professionals with the expertise, practical skills and confidence necessary to obtain quality assured spirometry measurements and achieve competency in Point-of-Care (POC) spirometry testing.

All SLA courses and 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.

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

The SLA-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.

The process for submission is outlined on the Spirometry Learning Training Site.

Fee: $65 *access only; $165 *for pairing with a respiratory scientist mentor

To enquire about SLA-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 SLA - Spirometry Assessment Tool

  • The SLA-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 (SLM-SAT). 
  • The completed SLA-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 SLM-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:  The SLA-SAT provides  5 CPD health professional points.