Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition

Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition

by Jim Keogh

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Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition by Jim Keogh

The fast, fun, and easy way to get up to speed on the medical tests nurses need to know!

Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to understanding the laboratory and diagnostic tests most often performed by nurses. You will learn what each test is, why it is ordered, how it is performed, how patients should prepare, how long it takes to get the results, how to interpret the results, and what the nursing implications are. Topics are presented in a logical learn-as-you-go sequence, building on what you’ve learned, and you’ll be able to test your knowledge with chapter-ending questions and a comprehensive final exam.

This self-teaching guide shows you how to confidently perform:

Hematology Tests

Electrolyte Tests

Arterial Blood Gases Tests

Liver Blood Tests

Cardiac Enzyme and Markers Tests

Serologic Tests

Endocrine Tests

Tumor Markers

Pregnancy, Infertility, and Genetic Tests

Simple X-Ray Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT, CAT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

Ultrasound Scan

Cardiovascular Tests and Procedures

Female and Maternity Tests and Procedures

Tests for Males

Lung, Chest, Abdominal, Urinary Tract Tests and Procedures

Skin, Muscle, and Bone Tests

Sinus, Ears, Nose, Throat Tests and Procedures

Vision Tests and Procedures

Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone preparing for the NCLEX® or for nurses who want to brush-up on the tests they will most likely to be asked to perform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259859533
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 771,692
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jim Keogh, DNP, RN-BC is the author of more than 70 books including Nurse Management Demystified, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, Pharmacology Demystified, Microbiology Demystified, Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified, Medical Charting Demystified, and Dose Calculations Demystified. He is on the faculty of New York University and Saint Peter's College.

Table of Contents

1. Hematology Tests
2. Electrolytes
3. Arterial Blood Gases Tests
4. Liver Tests
5. Cardiac Enzymes and Markers Tests
6. Serologic Tests
7. Endocrine Tests
8. Glucose Tests
9. Tumor Markers
10. Pregnancy and Genetic Tests
11. Tests for Infection
12. Renal Function Tests
13. Pancreatic and Lipid Metabolism Tests
14. Diagnostic Radiology Tests
15. Computer Tomography Scan
16. Ultrasound Scan
17. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
18. Positron Emission Tomography Scan
19. Cadiovascular Tests and Procedures
20. Lung Tests and Procedures
21. Tests and Procedures for Females
22. Maternity Tests
23. Chest, Abdominal, Urinary Tract Tests and Procedures
24. Bone and Muscle Tests
25. Tests for Males
26. Skin Tests
27. Sinus, Ears, Nose Throat (ENT) Tests and Procedures
28. Vision Tests and Procedures

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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