The IARS is the professional body representing respiratory physiologists in Ireland. Members are employed throughout Ireland in both the public and private health care sectors and are listed under allied healthcare professionals. Respiratory physiologists perform lung function tests on patients using a variety of skills, techniques and equipment, whilst they are at rest or during exercise. Such tests are performed in order to aid diagnosis and monitor respiratory disorders such as Asthma or COPD. Respiratory physiologists also perform overnight sleep studies of patients who have suspected respiratory sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.
The aims of the I.A.R.S. are:
- Advance the practice and delivery of respiratory measurement services in Ireland.
- Provide information on the diagnosis of respiratory disease to patients.
- Promote the highest standards of practice, education, and training within the profession.
- Facilitate dialogue and discussion with other professional associations and societies.
This website is available to members of the public to provide further basic information about respiratory disease and the tests used to investigate them. This website is also available to Health Care Professionals who wish to complete training in spirometry testing. Full details of this course can be found in the section Spirometry Course.
As qualified respiratory physiologists, we provide a patient centered diagnostic and therapeutic service to our patients, in a caring and considerate environment. We constantly strive for excellence in our professional roles, and as the educators of our students and other Health Care Professionals.