Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1

Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1

by Rick Daniels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766815072

ISBN-13: 9780766815070

Pub. Date: 09/07/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Organized alphabetically. Now in its second edition, Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 laboratory and diagnostic tests. The most current information is provided in an easy-to-use format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally

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Overview

Organized alphabetically. Now in its second edition, Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 laboratory and diagnostic tests. The most current information is provided in an easy-to-use format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information allows you to focus on providing comprehensive care to your client having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures. Now for the first time 50 of the most used tests are included in PDA downloadable format on the accompanying CD-ROM, giving you free electronic access to the test and procedure information most needed.

Key Features

Three indexes promote ease of use and quick access to information: list of tests by type, list of tests by body system, and a general alphabetical index that includes every test name and their synonyms.

Completely indexed and fully cross referenced with test synonyms indexed for quick reference.

Before, during, and after test nursing considerations are listed for every test reinforcing the concept that patient care is required beyond the test procedure.

Unique worldwide perspective provided by contributors from across North America provides a well-rounded knowledge base of information.

Rural, community, home, and international considerations included, as appropriate.

New to this Edition

Icons are provided in the text indicating tests that are included as PDA downloads on the free-with-purchase CD-ROM.

Provides the latest Standard Precautions for Infection Control and Transmission-Based Precautions for A<$$>ornePrecautions, Droplet Precautions, and Contact Precautions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766815070
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/07/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1030
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Understanding and Using Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests1
Ch. 2The Ever-Expanding Role of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests13
Ch. 3Standard Precautions17
Ch. 4Selected International Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing27
Ch. 5Case Study Presentations37
Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests45
List of References951
App. A: Abbreviation List961
App. BVenipuncture and Skin Puncture Procedures966
App. CCancer Tumor Markers and Laboratory Tests used in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Malignant Tumors972
App. DConsent Form Sample974
App. ETherapeutic Blood Levels of Selected Drugs975
App. FBlood Sample for Central Line978
App. GReference Laboratory Values979
App. HRoutine Serum Electrolytes981
List of tests by body system and function983
List of tests by type991
General Index999

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