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Respiratory Course 2019
Monday 27th May to Thursday 31st May 2019 

This in depth four (4) day course (Acute and Chronic Modules) for health professions to refresh and develop their skills and knowledge of respiratory care and the holistic management of respiratory illness.

Acute (2 days) and Chronic (2 days) care are covered in modules which may be attended in a single sitting (4 days) or in either order throughout the year.
Delegates may elect to attend the full course (acute and chronic) or attend individual Modules, in any order, as standalone courses or at different times within the year.


Presentations will be delivered by a range of experts in the field of repiratory management @ the Alfred and beyond.


Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy & physiology of the lung
  • Arterial blood gas interpretation
  • Obstructive lung diseases
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension
  • Assessment & auscultation skills - practical session
  • Respiratory assessment skills
  • Respiratory development & illnesses in childhood
  • Spirometry (visit to lung function lab)
  • Infectious diseases of the lung
  • Non invasive ventilation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Obstructive lung diseases - asthma & COPD
  • Respiratory physiotherapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Artificial airways and intercostal catheters (practical)
  • Respiratory device use (practical session)
  • Management of end stage lung disease
  • Advance care planning
  • Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis
  • Lung transplantation
  • Chronic illness management
  • Self management principles
  • Psychological effects of chronic lung disease
  • Sleep apnoea (visit to sleep lab)
  • Lung cancer
  • Smoking cessation



$895 - Includes morning tea, lunch and course material.
Alfred Staff discounts apply
$600 - Module Rate (Day 1& 2, 3&4) - No further discounts apply (Acute - Monday/Tuesday, Chronic - Wednesday/Thursday)


This activity has been approved for 28 CPD points.
You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences. 
To qualify for 28 points, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.
Participants may choose to complete the course assessment comprising: Two multi-choice/short answer questionnaires and One case study. Participants who successfully complete the assessment will also be sent a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Location & Time

Sessions generally kickoff at 8:45 for 9:00 am start finishing 5pm daily.
A+ Education Centre
The Alfred, 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004

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The following companies have provided financial support for the centre and/or specific support for this event and will be participating in the Sponsors’ Exhibition on the day of the event: TBC
Educational material has been developed independently of any sponsors.