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Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Date: August 5-6, 2019

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL


The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.
This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course

Course Directors/Lead Practicum
Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT
Director, Cardiopulmonary Services
UAB Medical West
Bessemer, AL
Jerry King, MAEd, RRT 
Program Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Practicum Instructors  
Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Annette Shatara, RRT
Alabama Regional Medical Servivces

Participants Speak Out 
"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."
".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 12/21/2022) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants. 

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $108.00/a night plus tax.

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.

Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.

Course is now full: To be added to our waiting list, please click link below. 

Questions or for more information, please contact or call 205.934-7178.

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