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Spirometry Workshop

From August 5, 2024 to August 7, 2024


Spirometry Initial, Mon. Aug. 5 – Tues. 6, 2024 | Spirometry Refresher, Wed. Aug. 7, 2024

OVERVIEW: 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.

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.








The following information should be helpful:

Spirometry Initial, Mon. Aug. 5 – Tue. Aug. 6
Registration: 7:50 am – 8:00 am
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Tues)

Spirometry Refresher, Wed. Aug. 7
Registration: 7:50 am – 8:00 am
Program: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Wed)

Professional Points:

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 12/16/2026) and has awarded Spirometry Initial Training, 18.0 contact hours for full course participants; and Spirometry Refresher, 9.6 contact hours. For all other, 1.6 (Initial) and .8 (Refresher) Professional Development Units.

Faculty Information:

Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT
Director, Cardiopulmonary Services
UAB Medical West
Bessemer, AL

Jerry King, MAEd, RRT 
Program Director
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL

Practicum Instructor:

Annette Shatara, RRT
Alabama Regional Medical Servivces
Birmingham, AL


The course will be held at UAB Ryals Public Health Building, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL, 35294, Room 121.

Directions: Click here to map it.

Hotel Information: For the convenience of our participants, Hotel accommodations will be at  Hilton Birmingham at UAB, 808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205. A block of rooms, under UAB, is reserved at the discounted room rate of $ 159 plus taxes, which includes breakfast, Please contact the hotel directly at 205-933-3000, option 2. Click here to reserve hotel room online.

Parking at UAB will be provided in the adjacent parking deck. Parking instructions for the UAB deck will be included in your confirmation letter you will receive after a paid registration.


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. Spirometry Initial, tuition is $600, and Spirometry Refresher, $475. Registration fees must be received in advance.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued for registration cancellations within the two week window prior to the course..

Special Accommodations: If you need any special accommodations during the course, please call 205-934-7076.