Spirometry from strength to strength in Nairobi

News article 14 Dec 2018

Spirometry, Nairobi

Certificate of Competence in Foundational Spirometry short course and Spirometry Quality Assurance and Over-reading workshop

Another successful 3 day Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short Course was done and dusted in lively Nairobi between 15-18 October 2018. Hosted by Dr Hellen Meme and her cheerful team, 16 high level learners gathered at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to learn about spirometry. Participants came from a variety of health sectors including public, private, primary health and research. Most were first time learners. For all, new revelations and insights into this simple but complex test were gained and access to high quality spirometry in these immediate communities made possible.

A 1-day Quality Assurance and Over-Reading workshop brought a deeper level of understanding and equipped research teams with the skills and structures to conduct first-rate quality assurance and over-reading in their studies. PATS will continue to mentor and grow these teams.

During this session our new PATS Kenyan trainer, Sammy Gitonga, co-facilitated a few topics in preparation for taking the PATS training model of upskilling in country trainers to the next level in Kenya.Congratulations Sammy and welcome to the team.

Special thanks to Kendi and everyone involved.