The information nurses need... when, where, and how they need it!
Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this manual delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete names for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.Metadata Description: Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this handbook delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.
"This manual is a comprehensive and valuable resource for nurses and student nurses. The many tables illustrate priority nursing interventions and are highlighted and detailed. This emphasis on nursing interventions is extremely valuable."
-- Joan Raso, MSN, RN (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies) Doody's Review
"There are many diagnostic and laboratory books but few are as comprehensive as this one."
-- Carole Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing) Doody's Review - a previous edition
This is a valuable and comprehensive tool that can be used by student nurses as well as professional nurses in practice. It does not focus on any particular specialty.