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Respiratory Issues in the Workplace HSL is to run a one-day course on Respiratory Issues in the Workplace, covering: Occupational Asthma Metal Cutting Fluids Laboratory Tests Asbestos Update Introduction Occupational respiratory lung disease remains common and complex with up to 6,000 new cases being diagnosed each year (including occupational asthma). It continues to be a subject with a high public profile. While the classic diseases of dusty occupations have not yet disappeared, they may be on the decline. In contrast, mortality rates due to the chronic non-malignant pulmonary conditions including those characterised by airflow limitation are increasing in the industrialised countries of the world. They are also responsible for high rates of morbidity and extended periods of disablement. The established diagnosis of these diseases carries with it medical, financial, legislative and psycho-social issues. This course will use interactive case discussions to highlight evidence based diagnosis and management of breathless workers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in practical workshop sessions aimed at highlighting key respiratory health issues. What you can expect from this course? The course will update you with recent advances in the understanding of occupational lung disease. It will include: An overview of occupational asthma explaining which workers are at risk. Sessions covering occupational COPD, metal cutting fluids and update on asbestos. Interactive workshops on: peak flow monitoring and history taking; workplace and bronchial challenges; immunology, skin prick testing and spirometry. Study day objectives At the end of this session you will; be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common occupational respiratory diseases understand the personal impact that occupational respiratory disease has on the worker have had practical experience of recording spirometry and peak flow data and understand the difficulties of monitoring this in the workplace be aware of newer techniques used to help diagnose occupational respiratory disease will understand the importance of fit testing and respiratory protective equipment have discussed health surveillance in exposed workers appreciate the effects of work on respiratory health and respiratory health on work

Respiratory Issues in the Workplace HSL is to run a one-day course on Respiratory Issues in the Workplace, covering: Occupational Asthma Metal Cutting Fluids Laboratory Tests Asbestos Update Introduction Occupational respiratory lung disease remains common and complex with up to 6,000 new cases being diagnosed each year (including occupational asthma). It continues to be a subject with a high...

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