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Vital Lung Function

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    ISBN: 9781859591611

Rachel Booker

Vital facts and figures for assessing lung function – in just 112 pages! This is the definitive quick-reference manual for all health professionals who need to obtain and interpret lung function results quickly and efficiently.

Armed with this clear and easy-to-read handbook, you can assess patients with speed and confidence. It will give you all the information you need to develop and refine your understanding of lung function testing.

This book contains essential information if you are involved in respiratory care. It is an ideal reference for specialist nurses, practice nurses, GPs, and all those healthcare professionals who need a working knowledge of lung function testing.

Table of Contents:
Part 1 Peak expiratory flow measurement
Part 2 Spirometry equipment
Part 3 Spirometry measurements and reference values
Part 4 Using a spirometer
Part 5 Spirometry interpretation
Part 6 Static lung volumes and gas transfer
Part 7 Blood gases and pulse oximetry
Part 8 Glossary of terms
Part 9 Useful addresses and contacts

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