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This reference handbook provides quick, pertinent information on laboratory and diagnostic tests with nursing implications and client teaching. It is extremely user-friendly—laboratory and diagnostic tests are represented separately and organized in alphabetical order for easy location within the text. Emphasis on reference values and normal findings, descriptions, purposes, procedures, clinical problems and drug effects, factors affecting test results, nursing implications and client teaching. Data for diagnostic tests includes CT; MRI; various stress/exercise tests; bone density; colonoscopy; sigmiodoscopy; echocardiography, nuclear scans, ultrasonography and others. New laboratory and diagnostic tests include amyloid beta protein precursor (Alzheimer¿s Disease Markers), SARS, fetal nonstress test, pacemaker monitoring, sleep studies, sex chromatin mass, thoracoscopy and many more. Appropriate as a reference tool for physician assistants, laboratory technicians, and graduate nurses practicing in various clinical settings.
PART I. Laboratory Tests.
PART II. Diagnostic Tests.
PART III. School Nurses Services.
PART IV. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM).
Appendix A: Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children.
Appendix B: Clinical Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests.
Posted December 25, 2005
I just finished by first semester of Nursing School and this book has been instrumental in my success! I am soo happy I found this little gem. It's been extremely helpful in writing my care plans and using for my clinicals. I showed it to my classmates and now they are all buying this book. It's written in a simple yet thorough way. It explains what each lab test if for, what the levels mean and nursing implications. It was not a required book but I would not have survived the semester without it. If you are in nursing school, believe me you will need it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.