Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

By

  • Louise Malarkey, EdD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY
  • Mary Ellen McMorrow, EdD, RN, CCRN, APN, Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4022-2


Table of Contents

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