Supports nursing practice and clinical judgment better than any other manual!
Written by a laboratory scientist and a nurse educator, this easy-to-read, full-color manual delivers all the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.
With its unique focus on clinical judgment, this guide provides interpretive guidance on the reasons for the studies and explains why they are important, and what it means for nurses and the care they provide to their patients. Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification.
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"This updated compact reference guide to laboratory and diagnostic tests is useful for all nurses and nursing students who care for patients. It provides information on how nurses can use test results to provide safe and effective care. The online database makes searching for information fast and easy."
-- Beth Gough, MSN (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies) Doody's Review - previous edition
"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
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.