FCCS COURSE – Erinvale Hotel & Spa, Somerset West, 12 & 13 October

Course Director: Dr Hannes J van Rensburg,  Guest Speaker: Dr Eric Hodgson

For Queries Please contact:

Elaine Rust – 083 652 7803 / 012 664 8036
Email: fccs@specphysician.co.za

Welcome


Dr Hannes J van Rensburg is a Specialist Physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating respiratory illnesses. He offers onsite Lung Function testing with top of the range respiratory equipment. The tests available include:

  • Spirometry
  • Gas Transfer
  • Lung Volumes
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Diffusing Capacity (DLCO)
  • Bronchial Challenge (Airway Sensitivity Measurement)

Do you have a chronic cough? Do you feel short of breath? Have you noticed a wheeze? Do you have a history of smoking?  These are all symptoms and signs that could suggest an underlying problem with your lungs. The lung function tests can:

  • Diagnose respiratory conditions
  • Determine the severity of any impairment
  • Assist in prescribing the correct treatment

Medical Information

Lung Function Test

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation.

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Bronchoscopy Information

A bronchoscopy is a way of looking inside your lungs, while you are under anaesthetic. It is a medical procedure in which a doctor passes a thin flexible telescope, called a bronchoscope, through your mouth and down your windpipe into the lungs.

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Peak Flow Measurements

Here are the predicted average peak expiratory flow measurements for normal males, females and children. Peak flow meters measure your peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), a number that correlates with how open the lung’s airways are.

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