LabNotes: Guide to Lab and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1

LabNotes: Guide to Lab and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1

by Tracey Hopkins
     
 

A Davis's Notes book. LabNotes provides students and practicing nurses with a quick and portable reference tool for competently explaining, preparing and caring for patients before, during, and after common lab and diagnostic testing.

  • Includes lab tests, radiography, arteriography, nuclear- and non-nuclear imaging, endoscopy,
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Overview

A Davis's Notes book. LabNotes provides students and practicing nurses with a quick and portable reference tool for competently explaining, preparing and caring for patients before, during, and after common lab and diagnostic testing.

  • Includes lab tests, radiography, arteriography, nuclear- and non-nuclear imaging, endoscopy, organ function and electrophysiology tests
  • Panic lab levels and nurse alerts identified
  • Patient education guidelines and tips
  • Critical thinking approach throughout
  • Customizable pages to temporarily record lab results, evaluations, and follow-up
  • Pages are waterproof and reusable
  • HIPAA-compliant-write directly on pages, temporarily recording clinical data that can be wiped clean with alcohol and used again
  • OSHA-compliant-splashes and spills wipe clean with alcohol
  • Truly pocket-sized
  • Eight tabbed sections include:
    • LABS - common laboratory tests: hematology, blood chemistry, urine studies, stool analysis, sputum analysis
    • Six tabbed sections cover common diagnostic tests, including radiography (X-RAYS), arteriography (A-GRAMS), non-nuclear imaging (US/CT/MRI), nuclear imaging (RAD SCANS), endoscopy (SCOPES), organ function and electrophysiology tests (Fx/EP)
  • Includes purpose of test along with guidelines for patient care and instruction before, during, and after the test
  • For enhanced patient safety, "red flag" alerts call attention to potentially serious complications
    • SKILLS/TOOLS- obtaining specimens, how to draw blood, how to access an A-line for blood, informed consent for invasive procedures, patient education, reusable LabNotes forms and post test forms

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803612655
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
3.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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