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Pocket Guide to Spirometry explains everything a practitioner needs to know about spirometry'including what a spirometer is, how to use one, how to interpret test results and the different types of spirometers. This book presents information in a practical, systematic manner and is an essential aid for all practitioners and nurses treating patients with respiratory conditions. Key Features Completely revised and updated New figures and tables Now includes information on how to treat children from 4 years of age New design and layout David Johns (University of Tasmania and Royal Melbourne Hospital) Endorsed by the Australian Lung Foundation When you can breathe nothing else matters... The Australian Lung Foundation Table of contents Foreword to the third edition Foreword to the second edition Foreword to the first edition Preface Acknowledgments About the authors Introduction 1. What is spirometry and what are its uses? 2. Measurement of ventilatory function 3. Measurements devices 4. How to do spirometry and the common problems 5. Infection control 6. Predicted normal values 7. Interpretation of spirometry 8. Case histories 9. Mechanics of breathing 10. Summary Appendix A: Equipment standards and validation procedures Appendix B: Correction of volume and flow to BTPS Appendix C: Predicted normal values Glossary References Useful websites Index