Prentice Hall Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

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9780131180178: Prentice Hall Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

For all clinical courses in the nursing curriculum, especially medical-surgical (adult health) and fundamentals.

This reference provides quick, pertinent information on more than 420 laboratory and diagnostic tests–with emphasis on reference values and normal findings, descriptions, purposes, procedures, clinical problems and drug effects, factors affecting test results, nursing implications and client teaching. Laboratory and diagnostic tests are represented separately and organized in alphabetical order for easy location.

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This quick reference provides quick, pertinent information on laboratory and diagnostic tests—with emphasis on reference values and normal findings, descriptions, purposes, procedures, clinical problems and drug effects, factors affecting test results, nursing implications and client teaching. Laboratory and diagnostic tests are represented separately and organized in alphabetical order for easy location within the text.

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  • Covers more than 420 laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Provides reference lists of all laboratory and diagnostic tests, with page numbers, for quick location of tests, determination of normal and abnormal results, and other related information.
  • Nursing implications with client teaching included with each test.
  • Includes current reference values and guidelines for adults and children, the latest tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2, and current data for diagnostic tests, such as gastric analysis; various stress/exercise tests, pap smear, echocardiography, nuclear scans, ultrasonography, and others.
  • Unique coverage of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) tests includes lists of the therapeutic range, peak action time, and toxic levels of selected serum drug levels.

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