Respiratory Nursing - 2 Day Programme



To develop the participant's knowledge and skills in relation to nursing people with Respiratory Disease.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the 2 day programme, participants will have:

  • Revised the anatomy and physiology of the Cardiorespiratory System
  • Examined the assessment, diagnosis and management of COPD
  • Considered inhaler techniques and a range of inhaler therapies
  • Discussed the management of the breathless patient
  • Reviewed blood gas analysis and pulse oximetry related to COPD
  • Examined long term oxygen therapy assessment and Oxygen Concentrators
  • A better understanding of the British Thoracic Society's Guidelines 2008 on Emergency Oxygen use in adult patients
  • Examined Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) in the COPD exacerbation
  • An enhanced understanding of Spirometry findings in clinical practice
  • An enhanced understanding of Respiratory Nutrition and the Dietician's role
  • Discussed the importance of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Completed smoking cessation brief intervention training with a smoking cessation officer.


Registered Nurses - acute or community. Not suitable for Paediatric Nurses


Tutor facilitation, lecture, group discussion and individual participation.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
For Belfast Trust staff only Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 April 2018
(9.00 - 4.30)
CEC - Belfast Evelyn Walton
Lauren Whyte