Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana
     
 

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Access the clinically relevant information you need easily in any setting with Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 10th Edition. This bestselling handbook provides concise coverage of tests without sacrificing important details. Each test entry includes, where relevant, alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings;

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Access the clinically relevant information you need easily in any setting with Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 10th Edition. This bestselling handbook provides concise coverage of tests without sacrificing important details. Each test entry includes, where relevant, alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care (before, during, and after); and abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book. With its simple format and portable size, this is a handy reference you'll always want by your side.

  • Tests are organized alphabetically with A-to-Z thumb tabs for quick reference.
  • UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.
  • Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable to provide complete clinical data.
  • Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.
  • Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.
  • Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows.
  • Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information to share with patients and their families.
  • UNIQUE! Each test concludes with a Notes section where you can add your own information.
  • User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure to ensure safety and accuracy.
  • Lists of tests by body system and test type allow you to quickly locate related studies.
  • Abbreviations for tests are listed inside the front and back covers, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.
  • UNIQUE! Durable cover with round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle.

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  • 32 NEW tests, including age-related macular degeneration risk analysis, cell culture drug resistance testing, flourescein angiography, HIV drug resistance testing, urea breath test, virus testing, and Vitamin D testing, present the latest information on diagnostic and laboratory testing.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This is the eighth edition of a book that provides up-to-date information about laboratory and diagnostic tests. This edition updates all tests and adds new studies.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a reference for diagnostic and laboratory tests. The information is presented in a concise manner and covers the laboratory test or procedure in enough detail for the user to provide quality care.
Audience: The book is primarily for use by nurses but can be used by other practitioners. The authors are a doctorally prepared nurse and a physician.
Features: Each chapter follows the same format: name of test, type of test, normal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, procedure and patient care, and abnormal findings. The lab tests are listed in alphabetical order with minimal tables and illustrations.
Assessment: This is a good reference for practicing nurses and I would recommend using it in the case management of patients. It is a great reference for students preparing for clinicals and learning about laboratory tests and diagnostics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323080149
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1152
File size:
3 MB

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