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This training program provides Indigenous health workers in the clinical setting, the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in spirometry (the test to measure lung function). Spirometry is a standard test used in diagnosing, assessing and/or monitoring certain lung diseases, including chronic lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis.
The program will teach participants how to:
The Indigenous spirometry training program is provided through the Indigenous respiratory outreach care (IROC) program. It is a state wide program and an initiative of the Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network, Queensland Department of Health.
The program is funded under the National partnership agreement on Closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes.
Abstract adapted from Queensland Health