Key Features

  • Case studies provide problem-solving challenges for common clinical cases, including each case history, PFT testing results, a technologist’s comments, and questions and answers.
  • PFT Tips boxes highlight and reinforce the most important Pulmonary Function Testing information in every chapter.
  • Entry- and Advanced-Level objectives follow the content guidelines suggested by the CPFT and RPFT exam matrices from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • Concise chapter outlines introduce the topics to be covered.
  • Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter, bolded in the text, and defined in an expanded glossary.

Table of Contents

1. Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing

2. Spirometry

3. Diffusing Capacity Tests

4. Lung Volumes, Airway Resistance and Gas Distribution Tests

5. Ventilation and Ventilatory Control Tests

6. Blood Gases and Related Tests

7. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

8. Pediatric Pulmonary Function Tests

9. Bronchoprovocation 

10. Specialized Test Regimens

11. Pulmonary Function Test Equipment

12. Quality Systems in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory

13. Reference Values & Pulmonary Function Interpretation

 Appendix A: Answers to Self-Assessment

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323085052
Electronic ISBN:
9780323277174

About the author

Carl Mottram

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Director Pulmonary Function Labs and Rehabilitation Associate Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, Minnesota