Nursing Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests DeMYSTiFied [NOOK Book]


  • Market: 125,000 annual NCLEX test-takers; healthcare workers who need a foundation in medical testing

  • Jim Keogh is the co-author of Microbiology Demystified (978-0-07-144650-1) and Pharmacology Demystified (978-0-07-146208-2) and other Demystified titles

  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing is part of the required curriculum in nursing

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  • Market: 125,000 annual NCLEX test-takers; healthcare workers who need a foundation in medical testing

  • Jim Keogh is the co-author of Microbiology Demystified (978-0-07-144650-1) and Pharmacology Demystified (978-0-07-146208-2) and other Demystified titles

  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing is part of the required curriculum in nursing

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Maribeth Moran, RN, MSN, CPN, CNE (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: More than 180 different diagnostic tests are discussed with an emphasis on patient education in this book.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information about common medical tests in a concise, uncomplicated manner. It is intended to be an easy-to-understand reference with answers to questions that patients commonly ask nurses. For the most part, the book meets these objectives.
Audience: The intended audience appears to be practicing nurses, although that is not entirely clear in the introduction. This book seems to be written for nursing students and perhaps for some practicing nurses, although the information is quite basic.
Features: A unique feature of this book is the layout. Each of the 28 chapters is formatted identically, which makes finding information easy. Patient education sections for each test are highlights. Every chapter includes a post-test of 10 very basic multiple-choice questions, and the book has a final exam at the end. Glaring shortcomings of the book include the complete lack of references and illustrations.
Assessment: There are many diagnostic test reference books for nurses on the market. Nursing: Deciphering Diagnostic Tests (Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2008) and Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th edition, Pagana and Pagana (Elsevier, 2009), for example, seem to provide much more in-depth, referenced information in a straightforward manner. While this book is a nice attempt at "demystifying" and clarifying complex information about diagnostic tests, it falls short of being a really helpful reference for nurses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071623810
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 264,419
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Keogh is a registered nurse and the author of more than 70 books including Nurse Management Demystified, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, Pharmacology Demystified, Microbiology Demystified, Medical-Surgical Demystified, Medical Charting Demystified, and Dose Calculations Demystified. He is on the faculty of New York University and Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Part I - Laboratory Tests
Ch 1. Hematology Tests
Ch 2. Urinalysis and Urine Tests
Ch 3. Renal Function Tests
Ch 4. Measured Electrolytes
Ch 5. Arterial Blood Gases and Related Tests
Ch 6. Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugars Tests
Ch 7. Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors Tests
Ch 8. Related to Serum Protein Levels, Tumor Markers, and Cancer Genomics Tests
Ch 9. Bilirubin Tests
Ch 10. Enzymes and Cardiac Markers Tests
Ch 11. Coagulation and Occult Blood Tests
Ch 12. Serologic Tests
Ch 13. Endocrine Tests
Ch 14. Culture and Sensitivity Tests and Tests for Infections
Ch 15. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens
Ch 16. Pregnancy, Newborn Genetic Tests
Part II - Diagnostic Procedures
Ch 17. Diagnostic Radiologic Tests
Ch 18. Body Scans: CT, MRI, and Others
Ch 19. Nuclear Scans: Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radioisotopes
Ch 20. Diagnostic Ultrasonography
Ch 21. Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests
Ch 22. Common Invasive Tests
Ch 23. Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, Electrophysiologic Studies, and Syncope Tests
Ch 24. Endoscopic Procedures
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