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Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 9e (MANUAL OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING ( RUPPEL)) Paperback – April 10, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0323052122 ISBN-10: 0323052126 Edition: 9th

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Product Details

  • Series: MANUAL OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING ( RUPPEL)
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 9 edition (April 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323052126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323052122
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phil Finch on October 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
Gregg Ruppel's 9th Edition text has already been useful in our Pulmonary Function Laboratory, and now I am writing a hospital-based course of study for my staff members based upon this text. Since our laboratory uses plethysmography, this is a very useful reference work. Some of our Respiratory Therapists plan to sit for the CPFT board exam, and I believe this text should provide enough information for confidently taking the NBRC exam. For labs wishing to meet American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) standards, this text should provide excellent guidance.
While the book has held up well enough in our frequent handling, having a spiral binding would have been better. As it is, I am ordering a couple more copies to use as study texts for our Respiratory Therapists.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Prime addict on June 21, 2009
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This book has everything you need to know about PFT's. As far as test taking, you have to sort the pertinent facts out from the extra details (extra, but good to know). Also, the RPFT exam has a little bit of questions touching on Pulmonary Rehab and Asthma education. This book doesn't cover those topics. But, in practice, Asthma ed and Pulm Rehab isn't quite the direct task of an RPFT.
Take home message: great reference manual. Covers 95-98% of the material on the RPFT exam, but the RPFT exam only tests 85% of the material that's in the book. The other 15% is good to know anyway.
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This may just be me but I find the eighth and ninth editions of this manual totally nonsensical. Information seems to be given in some roundabout way that involves reading between the lines (ex. through the use of frequent stories) rather than simply using each chapter to explain a specific test, indications, and examples of its use.

The seventh edition, on the other hand, is much more straightforward and clearly laid out. It was published in 1998 so I'm hoping that it still has some relevance to the field. The seventh edition is the manual that the PFT lab uses where I work.
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By Ronwald on November 25, 2013
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The one book you'll need to pass that CPFT or RPFT exam. This intricately describes the principles and theories involved in the manipulation of each procedure.
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By pabsan on December 12, 2012
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has complete and precise information to understand the basics of lung function testing. good reference book for pulmonary residents. its i even in the Up to date recommended reference book for this matter.
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