A World Spirometry Day Kit has been created to make it very simple for you to run an event in your country. It contains everything that you need to know and do to make your event a success.
The kit contains:
1. WSD Media Toolkit
2. Spirometry starter pack
3. Signage and promotional materials
5. Patient information
Each section can be downloaded in the relevant sections below and will be explained in more detail.
Signage and promotional materials can be edited and personalised for your country.
Face of WSD in Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese Respiratory Society has achieved an amazing feat, they have international footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as the face of their campaign "Everyone has a goal in life. Breathing is the only way to achieve it".
In the Portuguese Society's full press release Cristiano Ronaldo states "Healthy lungs are essential to breathe and be able to surpass the goals which we set ourselves every day. I support this cause so that everyone understands the importance of evaluating the health of the lungs regularly."
The image of Ronaldo as used in the campaign as well as the full press release can be downloaded here.
The template press releases are available in 23 languages
| ||The spirometry starter pack explains all you need to know to run an event.|
1. Powerpoint presentation on how easy it is to run an event
2. Practical guide to running mass lung function testing in hospitals
3. Practical guide to running larger events to attract the media
4. Checklist to highlight monthly tasks that will make your event a success
The signage and promotional materials pack contains:
Files can be downloaded, edited and personalised using either graphic design software or Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
|Banner for outside the event |
The correspondence pack contains templates for a questionnaire and a letter to GPs.
The questionnaire is used to obtain personal details from each person taking a test. If hand-held spirometers are used, the questionnaire number should be linked to the spirometer.
The letter for GPs is sent when an individual produces abnormal test results. This encourages that individual to seek further advice from their GP and to gain the correct treatment if necessary.
The patient information pack contains factsheets that people can read while they are waiting to take a test. The spirometry factsheet explains the lung test in more detail.
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Contact the European Lung Foundation (ELF) if you have any queries.