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Diagnostic Testing and Nursing Implications: A Case Study Approach / Edition 5
     

Diagnostic Testing and Nursing Implications: A Case Study Approach / Edition 5

by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy James Pagana, Timothy James Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana
 

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ISBN-10: 0323002897

ISBN-13: 9780323002899

Pub. Date: 12/15/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND NURSING IMPLICATIONS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH teaches nursing students how to use diagnostic tests in patient assessment and emphasizes their special role in the process. The book's body system organization, case studies with critical thinking questions, review questions, and a comprehensive practice test help student nurses understand

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DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND NURSING IMPLICATIONS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH teaches nursing students how to use diagnostic tests in patient assessment and emphasizes their special role in the process. The book's body system organization, case studies with critical thinking questions, review questions, and a comprehensive practice test help student nurses understand diagnostic testing and apply their knowledge to clinical circumstances.

* Provides an overview of the major types of laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures to ensure patient safety and clinical accuracy.
• Features body system organization which corresponds to the organization of medical-surgical and physical assessment/examination courses in the nursing curriculum.
• Provides a complete anatomy and physiology review which provides essential background information on the body system undergoing study.
• Includes a consistent format of diagnostic studies: alternate and/or abbreviated test names, type of test, normal values, possible critical values, rationale, potential complications, interfering factors, procedure, contraindications, and nursing implications (before, during, and after).
• Features Review Questions and Answers to help the reader absorb and retain information by applying what they've learned to specific problems; answers are provided to offer direction.
• Contains useful abbreviations for units of measurement and tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323002899
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

General guidelines for diagnostic and laboratory testing · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the cardiovascular system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the gastrointestinal system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the pulmonary system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the nervous system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the urinary system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the endocrine system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the reproductive system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the hematologic system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the skeletal system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of the immune system · Diagnostic studies used in the assessment of cancer · Diagnostic studies used in routine laboratory testing and miscellaneous testing · Comprehensive practice test · Questions · Answers · Appendixes · A. Alphabetical list of tests · B. List of tests by test type · C. Abbreviations for diagnostic and laboratory tests

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