McGraw-Hill Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Paperback | October 29, 2007

byDenise D. Wilson

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Critical testing information and key clinical protocols in the palm of your hand

McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical companion is the only text to actively incorporate evidence-based practice features throughout, both in test monographs and appendices-a major advantage that enhances your ability to apply the book's content to your daily practice.

Features:

  • A cohesive 5-part organization covering the full range of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, laboratory/diagnostic assessments of body function, education, and screening
  • Time-saving alphabetical organization of tests with handy thumb tabs
  • Full-color icons that highlight the organization of each test, and clearly identify important features throughout
  • Skill-sharpening references to national guidelines, including JCAHO
  • Full coverage of clinical interventions/implications
  • Essential insights into the possible meanings of abnormal values and contraindications
  • Key references that pertain to evidence-based practice
  • Timely appendix on the increasing use of evidence-based practice
  • Critical patient teaching information

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Critical testing information and key clinical protocols in the palm of your hand McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical com...

Denise D. Wilson, PhD, APN, ANP, FNP, has been a registered nurse since 1978 and has taught nursing since 1980. She is associate professsor of nursing for Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, and maintains a clincal practice as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.91 inPublished:October 29, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071481524

ISBN - 13:9780071481526

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Alphabetical Listing of 359 Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Appendix A: Typical Groupings of Blood/Urine Tests
Appendix B: The Endocrine System: Signals and Feedback
Appendix C: Safety of the Patient
Appendix D: Safety of the Health Care Provider
Appendix E: Evidence-Based Practice

Editorial Reviews

"Unique features of this book include the emphasis on evidence for practice, interpretation of abnormal results, the influencing factors that might skew the results, and nursing interventions pre- and post-test. The appendixes are a wonderful addition, setting it apart from other books. Here the reader will find common tests; physiology of the endocrine system and how its function may influence test results; patient safety and how to communicate test results; health professional safety while conducting or assisting with tests; and evidence-based practice and how that process is applied in clinical situations....This book is a nice addition and fresh look at an old subject."--Doody's Review Service