Nurses' Quick Reference to Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests / Edition 3

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This user-friendly handbook is a succinct clinical reference derived from the author's reference book, A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, Sixth Edition. Designed with the practicing nurse and nursing student in mind, this portable-trim size book contains an alphabetical listing of common lab and diagnostic tests, and nursing diagnoses and interventions in a consistent format. Focus is on the nurse's role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with lab and diagnostic tests. Practical nursing care information is also presented. Clinical Alerts appear throughout to highlight valuable information. Now with more tests!

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

"...a condensed form of the parent text that provides quick and easy access to lab and diagnostic test info the nurse encounters in the clinical setting...nursing diagnoses are listed with each entry."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781735476
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 4.76 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Nursing Role in Diagnostic Testing 1
2 Nursing Standards and Protocols for Specimen Collection 50
3 Alphabetical List of Laboratory Tests of Body Fluids, Imaging Procedures, and Special Studies of Body Functions 121
App. A Standard/Universal Precautions 739
App. B Contrast Agent Precautions 744
App. C Latex Allergy Precautions 751
App. D Sedation and Analgesia Precautions 758
App. E Critical/Panic Laboratory Values 763
App. F Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Test Outcomes 772
App. G Vitamin Testing 851
App. H Mineral Testing 873
App. I Infection Control and Isolation 906
App. J Informed Consent and Examples of Consent Forms 909
App. K Conversions From Conventional to SI (Systeme International) Units 914
App. L Using Required Forms and Examples 920
App. M Organ Disease Panels 924
References 931
Index 937
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