Organized by type of test. Now in its second edition, Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. Up-to-date information is provided in an easy-to-use, easy-to-find 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.
Organized by type of test, this reference contains information on approximately 600 laboratory and diagnostic tests. Introductory chapters discuss the role of such tests, outline standard precautions, present international perspectives on diagnostic testing, and provide case studies. Black and white photographs illustrate a few procedures. Indexes list tests by type and by body system. Daniels is a registered nurse with Oregon Health Sciences University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Meet the Author
Rick Daniels, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.
Section I: Introduction to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. 1. Understanding and Using Delmars Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. 2. The Ever-Expanding Role of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. 3. Standard Precautions. 4. Selected International Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing. 5. Case Study Presentations. Sections II Typology Overviews and Tests. 6. Blood Studies. 7. Culture, Tissues, Microscopic Studies. 8. Electrodiagnostic Studies. 9. Endoscopic Studies. 10. Fluid Analysis and Sputum Studies. 11. Physical Examination, Manometric, Sensation and Breath Studies. 12. Nuclear Studies. 13. Stool Studies. 14. Ultrasound Studies. 15. Urine Studies. 16. X-ray Studies.