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Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 9e (MANUAL OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING ( RUPPEL)) [Paperback]

Gregg L. Ruppel MEd RRT RPFT FAARC
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April 10, 2008 0323052126 978-0323052122 9
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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Gregg L. Ruppel, MEd, RRT, RPFT, St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 9 edition (April 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323052126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323052122
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Bible Of Pulmonary Function Testing. July 21, 1999
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This book is for ANYONE who is thinking about, or ever has an inclination of perfoming Pulmonary Function Testing. This book covers absolutely everything that there is to know; and, with a working knowladge of this book the CPFT Exam is very attainable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Ruppel edition an asset for RT student or staff! August 27, 1999
By A Customer
While I have not read the entire work, I have so far found this new edition of PFT's easier to read and understand than the past edition; it also appears more comprehensive. My only complaint is that it is in paperback, and if used as a reference, will be worn quickly!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook, Excellent reference October 26, 2008
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, well-rounded book 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulmonary function essential reference May 12, 2008
I recommend this book. If you are involved in Pulmonary Function Testing you are probably already aware of Mr. Ruppel's textbook. I often see it in the hands of Respiratory Therapy students who come to my lab for clinical experience. (They should NOT sell it back to the college bookstore!) I personally bought this copy to have on our reference shelf in the lab. It is very well put together, well written and covers nearly all aspects of Pulmonary Function Testing from lab organization and quality control to lung diagnostic techniques and their clinical significance. My edition did not have any discussion on Impulse Oscillometry but hope this rising technology will be included soon.

Buy it, read it and then use your knowledge to help "raise the bar" for our profession!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise Review of PFTs February 25, 2006
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This book will serve as an excellent reference for anyone interested in knowing the rationale and procedures of pulmonary function testing. Nice sections on cardiopulmonary exercise testing as well. The latest edition features refined text and graphics and is really a nice read. We use it for our Pulmonary Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written Textbook August 27, 2003
I teach Respiratory Therapy,and specifically Pulmonary Functions. I have found Ruppel's text to be very comprehensive and easy for students to read. He has written a book for the technologist, not the physician. The informations is well researched and correct according to the established standards set up by the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians. I have read other popular Respiratory Therapy Text that have apparently never heard of these standards. I am in anticipation of the release of his 8th edition.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ruppel 7th Edn March 1, 2000
By A Customer
Agree with previous reviewers that it is a good text. We use it as a text for our undergraduate and postgraduate Respiratory Science programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia.
Lost 1 star because it is a paperback with a cover that will not stay flat!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value..
book was in good condition... great value even if not the latest edition..all pages were in good shape, well kept
Published 1 month ago by Jeff Esslinger
5.0 out of 5 stars A must!
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.
Published 7 months ago by Ronwald
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
This is, of course, the best reference text for PFT personnel. Gregg Ruppel always does a scholarly job of research. Get it!
Published 16 months ago by Becky Pultz
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference book
has complete and precise information to understand the basics of lung function testing. good reference book for pulmonary residents. Read more
Published 19 months ago by pabsan
1.0 out of 5 stars Students beware. Teachers stay away for curiculum use!
This book is absolutely useless for students. The explanations are too complex, there are no explanations for the answers in the book and the Evolve resourse online has nothing to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by rex789
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulmonary Function Testing
This book is very helpful. It is easy to read. Good addition to my lectures which are sometimes just a summary of the material.
Published 21 months ago by Mat
5.0 out of 5 stars A little on the technical side, but solid overall.
this book is good, very complete, but its not an easy read. u have to read over the chapters a couple times for it to really sink in.
Published on April 22, 2011 by Sean
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Seventh Edition Instead
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... Read more
Published on January 23, 2011 by someguy254
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUY !
i was a little hesitant to buy a used book on line, but the book i purchased was in excellent condition at a fantastic price.
Published on February 3, 2010 by Robert A. Vitiello
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard
This textbook is the gold standard for PFTs. This is required reading for anyone who is going to take the CPFT test.
Published on June 8, 2009 by John L. Hixson
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