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Vital Lung Function

A handy guide on spirometry is reviewed by Dr Kishor Gohil

A handy guide on spirometry is reviewed by Dr Kishor Gohil

Vital Lung function by Rachel Booker is a useful, spiral-bound handbook written by a nurse experienced in spirometry.

It has useful tips for any nurses in the practice who do spirometry and is useful for trainee GPs and those who aren't training but just need to brush up on their skills or knowledge. It's also well laid out on nice glossy paper and can be used as a handy reference book. It is compact and easy to read.

One plea though please. The section and figure on lung volumes should have been introduced much earlier than chapter six – chapter three might have been more appropriate. That might have aided a better and quicker understanding of vital capacity.

But that is a minor gripe, and on the whole this is an excellent, useful mini-handbook on spirometry.

Rating: 4/5

Dr Kishor Gohil


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