Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing

ISBN-10: 0323052126

ISBN-13: 9780323052122

Edition: 9th 2008

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The perfect text, on-the-job reference and certification exam review, MANUAL OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING, 9th Edition includes a wealth of information on pulmonary function tests, techniques, pathophysiology, equipment, computers, and quality assurance to help you get the best results every time. Detailed information on the pulmonary function tests used to determine the presence, extent, and progression of lung disease and abnormality helps you reveal conditions including asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. This new edition includes even more opportunities to apply your knowledge with additional Case Studies and Self-Assessment Questions. A "how to" approach to testing explains procedures step-by-step and provides a valuable on-the-job reference. UNIQUE! Objectives for both Entry and Advanced Levels following the content guidelines suggested by National Board for Respiratory Care provide a useful study tool for the CPFT and RPFT examinations. UNIQUE! PF Tips boxes highlight content from the text to help you remember essential information. UNIQUE! Clinical Practice Tips provide helpful guidance for applying the concepts and procedures from each chapter. Updated "Case Studies" provide you with the most up-to-date scenarios to help prepare you for clinical situations. Updated "Self-Assessment Questions" for each chapter test your knowledge of the content, and answers in the appendix let you check your answers for accuracy. The latest guidelines from the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) and the American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians (ATS/ACCP), plus information on new procedures and testing equipment ensure you use the most current practice guidelines. UNIQUE! More real-life cases with actual tracings and authentic patient data enhance your ability to interpret pulmonary function studies. Chapter Outlines, Key Terms, and Key Point Summaries highlight the most important information in every chapter and help you review key information for the CPFT and RPFT examinations.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary Function Tests
Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing
Patterns of Impaired Pulmonary Function
Preliminaries to Patient Testing
Test Performance and Sequence
Spirometry and Related Tests
Vital Capacity
Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume, and Forced Expiratory Flow
Flow-Volume Curve
Peak Expiratory Flow
Maximum Voluntary Ventilation
Before- and After-Bronchodilator Studies
Maximal Inspiratory Pressure and Maximal Expiratory Pressure
Airway Resistance and Conductance
Pulmonary Compliance
Lung Volumes and Gas Distribution Tests
Lung Volumes: Functional Residual Capacity, Residual Volume, Total Lung Capacity, and Residual Volume/Total Lung Capacity Ratio
Gas Distribution Tests: Single-Breath Nitrogen Washout, Closing Volume, and Closing Capacity
Ventilation and Ventilatory Control Tests
Tidal Volume, Rate, and Minute Ventilation
Respiratory Dead Space and Alveolar Ventilation
Ventilatory Response Tests for Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen
Diffusing Capacity Tests
Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity
Significance and Pathophysiology
Blood Gases and Related Tests
pH
Carbon Dioxide Tension
Oxygen Tension
Hemoximetry
Pulse Oximetry
Capnography
Shunt Calculation
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Exercise Protocols
Exercise Workload
Cardiovascular Monitors During Exercise
Ventilation During Exercise
Oxygen Consumption, Carbon Dioxide Production, and Respiratory Exchange Ratio During Exercise
Exercise Blood Gases
Cardiac Output During Exercise
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Tests
Spirometry
Lung Volumes
Diffusion Capacity
Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Pulmonary Function Testing
Standards for Testing
Future for Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratories
Specialized Test Regimens
Bronchial Challenge Testing
Exhaled Nitric Oxide
Forced Oscillation Technique
Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary Function Testing for Disability
Metabolic Measurements: Indirect Calorimetry
Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment
Volume Displacement Spirometers
Flow-Sensing Spirometers
Peak Flow Meters
Body Plethysmographs
Breathing Valves
Pulmonary Gas Analyzers
Blood Gas Analyzers, Oximeters, and Related Devices
Computers for Pulmonary Function Testing
Quality Assurance in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Elements of Laboratory Quality Control
Calibration and Quality Control of Pulmonary Function Equipment
Calibration and Quality Control of Blood Gas Analyzers
Criteria for Acceptability and Repeatability of Pulmonary Function Studies
Infection Control and Safety
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions
Reference Values
Conversion and Correction Factors
Regulations and Regulatory Agencies
Some Useful Equations
Sample Calculations
The Mean and the Standard Deviation
Glossary
Index
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