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.Alphabetical organization
of the laboratorytests (featuring alphabetical thumb tabs) makes
every test easy to find."Also Called" sections feature synonyms and
abbreviations that help you identify specific tests."Purpose of the
Test" states the indications of each test."Basics the Nurse Needs
to Know" offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple
language."Normal Values" in standard and SI units include
variations for gender and age, where relevant."How the Test is
Done" succinctly describes how each test is performed.
"Significance of Test Results" list the diseases and disorders that
are associated with abnormal findings."Interfering Factors" list
the factors, such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection
and handling, that inadvertently affect test results."Nursing Care"
is divided into Pretest, During the Test, and Posttest, listing in
detail what the nurse does in the testing process."Nursing Response
to Critical Values" and "Nursing Response to Complications" detail
what you should be alert for before, during, and after the test and
how to manage dangerous situations.Explicit incorporation of
nursing concerns related to lab tests can only be found in this lab
book. Over 50 new and updated pieces of art highlight how results
are interpreted, what equipment is used, and how various techniques
Over 20 new tests prepare you for the types of tests you will
encounter during your clinical experience."
Patient Teaching" icons make crucial nursing content easy to
New Student Resources on Evolve feature a variety of
supplemental learning tools.
Skills materials, including skills checklists, PDFs of skills,
and brief skills video clips, help you master specimen collection
and basic diagnostic procedures.
Patient handouts provide practical, useable materials to make
your clinical experience easier.Audio pronunciations simplify the
process of learning difficult terminology.
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