Nurse's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 4

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This manual contains comprehensive information on laboratory and diagnostic tests in a quick-retrieval format with a strong focus on nursing care before, during, and after each test.

"...redesigned, combining the background information and clinical applications data for each test...contains a strong focus on nursing care before, during, and after the performance of the tests."

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Covering 25 categories of tests, this guide presents information to enhance patient care planning and implementation. For each type of test, information is provided on anatomic, physiological, and pathophysiological understandings of procedures; reference values, including variations related to age and gender; interfering factors; and contraindications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803610552
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 674
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Laboratory Tests 1
Ch. 1 Hematology and Test of Hematopoietic Function 3
Ch. 2 Hemostasis and Tests of Hemostatic Functions 39
Ch. 3 Immunology and Immunologic Testing 60
Ch. 4 Immunohematology and Blood Banking 96
Ch. 5 Blood Chemistry 103
Ch. 6 Studies of Urine 221
Ch. 7 Sputum Analysis 268
Ch. 8 Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis 274
Ch. 9 Analysis of Effusions 283
Ch. 10 Amniotic Fluid Analysis 297
Ch. 11 Semen Analysis 305
Ch. 12 Analysis of Gastric and Duodenal Secretions 311
Ch. 13 Fecal Analysis 321
Ch. 14 Analysis of Cells and Tissues 332
Ch. 15 Culture and Sensitivity Tests 352
Sect. II Diagnostic Tests and Procedures 361
Ch. 16 Endoscopic Studies 363
Ch. 17 Radiologic Studies 397
Ch. 18 Radiologic Angiography Studies 438
Ch. 19 Ultrasound Studies 458
Ch. 20 Nuclear Scan and Laboratory Studies 482
Ch. 21 Non-Nuclear Scan Studies 528
Ch. 22 Manometric Studies 545
Ch. 23 Electrophysiologic Studies 558
Ch. 24 Studies of Specific Organs or Systems 577
Ch. 25 Skin Tests 615
App. I Obtaining Various Types of Blood Specimens 625
App. II Obtaining Various Types of Urine Specimens 631
App. III Guidelines for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals 634
App. IV Units of Measurement (Including SI Units) 636
App. V Profile or Panel Groupings and Laboratory Tests 644
App. VI Nursing Care Plan for Individuals Experiencing Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing 649
Index 651
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