Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323085052, 9780323089135

Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing

10th Edition

Authors: Carl Mottram
eBook ISBN: 9780323089135
eBook ISBN: 9780323277174
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 25th October 2012
Page Count: 528

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Covering common pulmonary function tests and techniques, Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 10th Edition is not only an authoritative, on-the-job reference, but an excellent resource for preparing for the CPFT (certified pulmonary function technologist) and RPFT (registered pulmonary function technologist) specialty credentialing examinations. It includes information on pathophysiology, equipment, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. Written by Carl Mottram, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, one of the most respected experts in pulmonary function procedures, this text helps you get accurate test results every time.

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



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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