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Spirometry Workshop

From October 2, 2023 to October 3, 2023

Spirometry Workshop (NIOSH Approved, #104)

Monday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 3, 2023


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:

Registration: 7:50 am – 8:00 am
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Tues)

Lunch: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm (On your own)

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 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.

Faculty Information:

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

Jerry King, MAEd, RRT 
Associate Professor and the Respiratory 
Therapy Program Director 
The University of West Alabama


Practicum Instructor:

Annette Shatara, RRT
Alabama Regional Medical Servivces


The course will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209. For the convenience of our participants, A block of rooms, under UAB, are reserved at the discounted room rate of $ 119 plus taxes, which includes breakfast and two cocktail beverages, please contact the hotel directly at 205-879-0400, option 0.


Registration is full, please contact Laura Wilson ( directly to be added to waitlist.