Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition

著者
By Louise M. Malarkey, EdD, RN and Mary Ellen McMorrow, EdD, RN, CCRN, APN
ISBN
9781437727128
発行日
20-10-2011
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  • A focus on nursing explains how lab tests are used in nursing care.
  • Alphabetical organization makes every test easy to find.
  • Pronunciation guides for test names help students with difficult terminology.
  • "Purpose of the Test” sections identify the indications of each test.
  • "Basics the Nurse Needs to Know” offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple language.
  • Normal Values in standard and SI units include variations for gender and age, where relevant.
  • Critical Values are highlighted with the Normal Values, where relevant.
  • "How the Test is Done” sections succinctly describe how each test is performed.
  • "Significance of Test Results” sections list the diseases and disorders that are associated with abnormal findings.
  • "Interfering Factors” sections list of the factors-such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection and handling-that inadvertently affect test results.
  • "Nursing Care” sections explain what the nurse is to do pretest, during the test, and posttest, and highlights nursing responses to critical values and complications, patient teaching, and health promotion.
  • "Health Promotion” information is highlighted where relevant, noting the use of a test for screening asymptomatic individuals, with a testing schedule or other indication for when the test should be performed.
  • Patient Teaching information is highlighted to make this crucial nursing content easy to find.
  • Nursing Responses to Critical Values and Complications note what the nurse should be alert for during and after the test and how to manage dangerous situations.
  • Appendix D: Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests for Frequently Occurring Medical Diagnoses lists the tests used most often for various disorders, and is a handy guide for students using lab tests in clinicals, as well as for practicing nurses.
  • Appendix E: Tests by Body System with Test Purpose lists all tests with page number of the main entry, along with the purpose of each test for quick reference.
  • Appendix F: Complete test entry included for Brain Natriuretic Peptide test.
  • The new JCAHO guidelines for abbreviations are followed to reduce errors in laboratory readings.
  • Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition is the perfect guide to laboratory testing for both students and practicing nurses alike. Featuring the latest testing information organized alphabetically for quick reference, this resource offers test formats that emphasize the nurse's specific role in all aspects of the testing process. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know and Nursing Care sections for every laboratory test explain what the nurse is to do during the pre-, post- and actual test stages, and highlights the nursing responses to critical values, complications, patient teaching, and health promotion. A new companion Evolve website also offers a variety of learning resources and skills videos to help you master diagnostic procedures and perform accurate testing.


    特徴
    • Alphabetical organization of the laboratory tests (featuring alphabetical thumb tabs) makes every test easy to find.
    • Also Called sections feature synonyms and abbreviations that help you identify specific tests.
    • Purpose of the Test states the indications of each test.
    • Basics the Nurse Needs to Know offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple language.
    • Normal Values in standard and SI units include variations for gender and age, where relevant.
    • How the Test is Done succinctly describes how each test is performed.
    • Significance of Test Results list the diseases and disorders that are associated with abnormal findings.
    • Interfering Factors list the factors, such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection and handling, that inadvertently affect test results.
    • Nursing Care is divided into Pretest, During the Test, and Posttest, listing in detail what the nurse does in the testing process.
    • Nursing Response to Critical Values and Nursing Response to Complications detail what you should be alert for before, during, and after the test and how to manage dangerous situations.
    • Explicit incorporation of nursing concerns related to lab tests can only be found in this lab book.
    その他の情報
    ISBN 9781437727128
    Product Format Book
    Publication Date 2011
    Author Information By Louise M. Malarkey, EdD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY and Mary Ellen McMorrow, EdD, RN, CCRN, APN, Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
    Table of Content

    Part I: Nursing Responsibilities in Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

    1. The Nursing Role

    2. Specimen Collection Procedures

    Part II: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

    Individual Tests are Presented Here in Alphabetical Order

    Appendixes

    A. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    B. Toxic Substances

    C. Abbreviations Associated with Laboratory Tests

    D. Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests for Frequently Occurring Medical Diagnoses

    Bibliography

    Index

    発行日 20-10-2011
    Pages 723
    trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
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