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This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 5/22/2008.
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Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.
Frances Talaska Fischbach, RN, BSN, MSN, Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Associate Professor of Nursing (Ret), School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marshall Barnett Dunning III, BS, MS, PhD, Professor of Medicine & Physiology, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Table of Contents
|Diagnostic Testing||p. 1|
|Blood Studies: Hematology and Coagulation||p. 56|
|Urine Studies||p. 184|
|Stool Studies||p. 285|
|Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies||p. 310|
|Chemistry Studies||p. 338|
|Microbiologic Studies||p. 483|
|Immunodiagnostic Studies||p. 564|
|Nuclear Medicine Studies||p. 689|
|X-Ray Studies||p. 745|
|Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studies||p. 799|
|Endoscopic Studies||p. 862|
|Ultrasound Studies||p. 905|
|Pulmonary Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studies||p. 944|
|Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Being||p. 1016|
|Special Diagnostic, Special Specimen Collection, and Postmortem Studies||p. 1064|
|Standard Precautions for Prevention and Control of Infection||p. 1160|
|Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storage||p. 1171|
|Vitamins in Human Nutrition||p. 1179|
|Minerals in Human Nutrition||p. 1196|
|Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Tests (Blood, "Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, and Urine)||p. 1218|
|Examples of Forms||p. 1258|
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