Davis's Comprehensive Manualof Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

Davis's Comprehensive Manualof Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
9th Ed.
2021 © F. A. Davis Company
Anne M. Van Leeuwen MA, BS, MT (ASCP); Mickey Lynn Bladh, RN, MSN
ISBN-10: 1-7196-4058-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4058-9
eISBN-10: 1-7196-4060-2 / eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4060-2
Nursing, Allied Health, Diagnosis, Laboratory & Diagnosis, Point of Care

Description

Key Features:

  • • “Potential Nursing Problems” tables within many studies that present problems, signs and symptoms, and interventions related to the study
  • • ‘Common Use’ for each study to provide an at-a-glance description of what the test is for, presented in everyday language that patients will understand
  • • Studies that focus on what you need to do before, during, and after each laboratory and diagnostic test, including…
          o Patient Teaching
          o Detailed coverage of patient safety
          o “Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Issues” and “Nutritional Considerations,” where appropriate
  • • Diagnostic imaging studies with explanations of the reasons for the test result
  • • Pathophysiology information that explains why a lab test result is increased or decreased
  • • Reference Ranges that are expressed in both conventional and SI units (with the SI unit conversion factor) and include age- and gender-specific variations when indicated and normal variations due to cultural considerations
  • • Interfering Factors, including food, natural products, timing of test, handling of specimen, underlying patient conditions, and drugs that may interfere with the results of the test
  • • Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory

New to This Edition:

  • • Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect the most current information, terminology, and changes in healthcare
  • • NEW! Emphasis on Clinical Judgment with “Nursing Implications, Nursing Process, Clinical Judgment” section added to draw attention to the clinical judgment aspect of care
  • • Introduction of a Student Decision Making Model that helps learners visualize critical thinking and clinical judgment
  • • More than 15 new studies related to titles already presented, including salivary cortisol, 24-hour urine free cortisol; blood group genotyping; galectin -3, ST-2 soluble; sdLDL particles, LDL particle size, LDL particle number; Rh genotyping; 14-3-3 eta protein rheumatoid factor); sensitive troponin assays; and others
  • • New coverage of sensitive issues that nurses encounter in real-life practice such as patient decisions on childhood vaccinations, caring for victims of sexual assault, and how to describe maternal markers to screen for generic defects.
  • • Coverage of implantable devices and wearable technologies

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Essential Purchase Title (EPT)
Specialty Score: 3 Nursing - Laboratory
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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 - previous edition

"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

Audience

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.

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