LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS WITH NURSING IMPLICATIONS, 9/e brings together current information on more than 420 modern laboratory and diagnostic tests, together with their corresponding nursing implications. For each test, it presents reference values/normal findings, descriptions, purpose(s), clinical problems, procedures, factors affecting results, and nursing implications with rationales, including client teaching.
This edition contains new, rewritten, or updated coverage of dozens of tests, including IgE, arsenic, blood smear, chromosomal analysis, CBC, cyanide, cytokines, heroin, HIV, influenza, macular degeneration risk analysis, SCID, sexual assault/attack, ABG, bilirubin tests, C-reactive protein (hs CRP) and glucose, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, colonoscopy, ERCP, CT, MRI, and many others. An updated section on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring now covers HIV drugs, and revised appendices address everything from abbreviations to test values.
This book is helping me out for quick lab reference. Makes care plans much easier to write and analyze patient charts.
Nice book, came in great condition. Wish it was hard back but other than that the book is a nice reference.
There are a lot of information and also nursing interventions in it, But if it can include more common abbreviations, it will be better. For example, AGap is the abbreviation of Anion Gap. Of course, I am just a Junior 1 student. Experienced nurses do not need it.
Got all my books but the box were they came in was open by the time I recieved it! I could of lost some of the my books thats why I was not to happy with the order! You should use bigger boxes!
Product Details :
- Series: Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
- Paperback: 832 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (March 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0133139050
- ISBN-13: 978-0133139051
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches