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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."
|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|