Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests.
Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
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Publication Date: 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781796163

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This full-color, portable handbook contains an alphabetical listing of common laboratory and diagnostic tests, with nursing interventions, in a consistent format. The focus is on the nurse's role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with tests. Clinical Alerts throughout highlight vital information. This edition includes many recently approved tests, as well as the latest information on legal, ethical, and safety issues important to nurses and their expanded role in diagnostic testing.

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--Ten NEW tests!
  • Aldosterone
  • Androstenedione
  • Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
  • High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
  • D-Dimer
  • D-Xylose Absorption
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
  • Renin Assay
  • Salivary Gland Imaging
  • West Nile Virus

  • --NEW! Extensive revisions of coagulation studies, diabetes testing, hormone assays, and newborn screening panels to keep clinicians current.
    --NEW! More information on documentation, misinterpretation of tests, privacy, confidentiality, and security keeps safety in the forefront.
    --NEW! Changes in terminology, instrumentation, equipment, regulations, and diagnostic guidelines put the latest information at the clinician's fingertips.
    --Alphabetical listing of common laboratory and diagnostic tests
    --Clinical alerts
    --Full-color design
    --Standardized model for each test
    Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing (Retd), School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Departments of Medicine and Physiology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI


    Edition: 5
    ISBN/ISSN: 9780781796163Product Format: Softbound
    Trim Size: 4.25 x 7.125
    Pages: 704
    Pub Date: 2010
    Weight: 1.25

    1 THE NURSING ROLE IN DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

    2 NURSING STANDARDS AND PROTOCOLS FOR SPECIMEN COLLECTION

    3 ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LABORATORY TESTS OF BODY FLUIDS, IMAGING PROCEDURES, AND SPECIAL STUDIES OF BODY FUNCTIONS

    APPENDIX-STANDARD PRECAUTIONS

    REFERENCES

    INDEX

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