Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach, Third Edition covers the most commonly performed pulmonary function tests in an engaging and easily accessible format. This comprehensive resource is ideal for respiratory care students and is also a valuable reference for practitioners. The most commonly performed exercise tests are separated into individual chapters to allow a full overview of each test. Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach, Third Edition contains updated material including the latest guidelines and recommendations. The Third Edition also includes new expanded chapters covering Maximal Inspiratory Testing, Expiratory Pressures Testing, Pediatrics, Blood Gases, and Reference Values. This text is an ideal guide for both classroom learning and application in the clinical setting. Each chapter reviews a particular pulmonary function test or common group of tests and includes: - Relevant Physiology - Pertinent Background Information - Technical Factors - Relevant Instrumentation - Respiratory Calculations - Patient Cases - Self-assessment Questions - References Instructor Resources include an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, TestBank, and an Image Bank.