Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 2

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Reviewer: Kristine M. L'Ecuyer, RN, MSN, CCNS (Saint Louis University School of Nursing)
Description: This is a revised and updated handbook of common laboratory and diagnostic tests. A nursing process model is used to provide guidelines of all phases of diagnostic testing. The unique role of the nurse during diagnostic evaluation is emphasized.
Purpose: The purpose is to promote the delivery of safe, effective, informed care for the patient undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. This is accomplished by providing a quick reference with current, clinically relevant information pertaining to patient care needs.
Audience: Intended as a quick reference for nursing faculty, students, or clinicians, it can be used in a variety of healthcare settings with varied populations. This handbook would be valuable to other healthcare professionals as well.
Features: Laboratory and diagnostic tests are arranged alphabetically in a nursing process format, including purpose, indications, expected test outcomes, test outcome deviations, procedure, and nursing role in pretest, intratest, and post-test care. Applicable nursing diagnosis are included, as well as pertinent clinical alerts. Clinical alerts will assist the student nurse with critical thinking skills necessary in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
Assessment: This is a valuable reference for nurses, as well as almost any healthcare professional in any setting in which diagnostic tests are performed. The alphabetical organization and the index of tests make it easy to access information.
Kristine M. L'Ecuyer
This is a revised and updated handbook of common laboratory and diagnostic tests. A nursing process model is used to provide guidelines of all phases of diagnostic testing. The unique role of the nurse during diagnostic evaluation is emphasized. The purpose is to promote the delivery of safe, effective, informed care for the patient undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. This is accomplished by providing a quick reference with current, clinically relevant information pertaining to patient care needs. Intended as a quick reference for nursing faculty, students, or clinicians, it can be used in a variety of healthcare settings with varied populations. This handbook would be valuable to other healthcare professionals as well. Laboratory and diagnostic tests are arranged alphabetically in a nursing process format, including purpose, indications, expected test outcomes, test outcome deviations, procedure, and nursing role in pretest, intratest, and post-test care. Applicable nursing diagnosis are included, as well as pertinent clinical alerts. Clinical alerts will assist the student nurse with critical thinking skills necessary in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. This is a valuable reference for nurses, as well as almost any healthcare professional in any setting in which diagnostic tests are performed. The alphabetical organization and the index of tests make it easy to access information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781710312
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Nurse's Role in Diagnostic Testing 1
2 Nursing Standards and Protocols for Specimen Collection 27
3 Alphabetical List of Laboratory Tests of Body Fluids, Imaging Procedures, and Special Studies of Body Functions 55
App. A Standards for Universal Precautions 435
App. B Standards for Contrast Media Precautions 439
App. C Standards for Latex Allergy Precautions 443
App. D Standards for Intravenous Sedation Precautions 449
App. E Standards for Critical/Panic Laboratory Values 450
App. F Standards for Timed Urine Specimen Collection 455
App. G Standards for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 463
App. H Standards for Disease Reporting 467
App. L Standards for Vitamin Testing 470
App. J Standards for Tests of Microminerals (Trace) 479
App. K Standards for Infection Control and Isolation 491
App. L Standards for Use of Consent Forms 494
References 502
Index 505
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