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Overview

Every nurse should own a copy for this outstanding reference featuring over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures more than any other reference of its kind! Part One of this concise, up-to-date, portable tool alphabetically lists diseases, conditions, and symptoms with the tests and procedures most often used to confirm them. Part Two alphabetically lists virtually every test available today, making it easy for you to quickly locate the information you need. This new edition includes 45 new tests, vital information on herbal remedies and natural treatments, plus convenient thumb tabs for faster access.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

Anne G. Perry
This book is designed as a reference for laboratory and diagnostic tests. It is clearly organized and includes indications for the use of the tests, reference standards, and interfering factors, to name a few. It is expected that the nurse/examiner uses standard precautions when collecting specimens. This two-part text has two specific purposes: to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of clients with specific disease processes and to provide a concise, comprehensive reference about the specific diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures selected for client management. This is a practical, easy-to-use text. Tables, appendixes, and an inclusive indexing of diagnostic and laboratory tests achieve this book's purpose. Targeted for practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals and students within these fields, this book is appropriate for primary, acute, and restorative healthcare settings. Positive features include the alphabetical listing (in part two) of the tests; it is well indexed and has multiple tables, which enhance the narrative. A strong feature is the inclusion of risks, preparation of the client, postprocedure care, client education factors affecting test results, and test-specific bibliography. There is also a listing of general reference manuals at the beginning of the text. This laboratory book is a good clinical reference for the student or practicing professional in nursing or related health fields. This clear, concise diagnostic and laboratory test reference enables healthcare professionals to incorporate the test and its implications into the plan of care for their clients. The design of this text encourages the professional to use client teaching in allhealthcare settings.
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Reviewer: Anne G. Perry, EdD, RN (St. Louis University School of Nursing)
Description: This book is designed as a reference for laboratory and diagnostic tests. It is clearly organized and includes indications for the use of the tests, reference standards, and interfering factors, to name a few. It is expected that the nurse/examiner uses standard precautions when collecting specimens.
Purpose: This two-part text has two specific purposes: to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of clients with specific disease processes and to provide a concise, comprehensive reference about the specific diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures selected for client management. This is a practical, easy-to-use text. Tables, appendixes, and an inclusive indexing of diagnostic and laboratory tests achieve this book's purpose.
Audience: Targeted for practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals and students within these fields, this book is appropriate for primary, acute, and restorative healthcare settings.
Features: Positive features include the alphabetical listing (in part two) of the tests; it is well indexed and has multiple tables, which enhance the narrative. A strong feature is the inclusion of risks, preparation of the client, postprocedure care, client education factors affecting test results, and test-specific bibliography. There is also a listing of general reference manuals at the beginning of the text.
Assessment: This laboratory book is a good clinical reference for the student or practicing professional in nursing or related health fields. This clear, concise diagnostic and laboratory test reference enables healthcare professionals to incorporate the test and its implications into the plan of care for their clients. The design of this text encourages the professional to use client teaching in all healthcare settings.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721686097
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1114
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Diseases, Conditions, and Symptoms · Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures · Appendices · Index
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