9780135142783

Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests : With Nursing Implications

  • ISBN 13:

    9780135142783

  • ISBN 10:

    0135142784

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/07/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Organized alphabetically by tests, this reference pocket guide provides easy access to information on more than 500 laboratory and diagnostic tests. It has an emphasis on reference values and normal findings, descriptions, purposes, procedures, clinical problems and drug affects, factors affecting tests results, nursing implications and client teaching. New to the 6th edition are: 30 new laboratory and diagnostic tests, such as antisperm antibody test, breast cancer genetic testing, and endoscopic ultrasound; Updated data for HIV tests such as glucose results, Cardiac catheterization tests, mammography tests, and nuclear scan tests; updated Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic tests presenting 40 frequently identified health problems; and updated screening and tests, including nursers"s function in educating and testing school children. Appropriate as a reference tool for physician assistants, laboratory technicians, and graduate nurses practicing in various clinical settings.

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