Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures With Nursing Diagnoses

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Laboratory Tests, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Lab and Diagnosis. Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this text/reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unitcomplete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions.

Table of Contents

1. Using Laboratory Data.
2. Hematology Tests.
3. Routine Urinalysis and Other Urine Tests.
4. Renal Function Tests.
5. Four Commonly Measured Electrolytes.
6. Arterial Blood Gases.
7. Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytes.
8. Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugars.
9. Tests to Measure Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors.
10. Tests Related to Serum Protein Levels and Tumor Markers.
11. Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Bilirubin.
12. Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers.
13. Coagulation Tests and Tests to Detect Occult Blood.
14. Serologic Tests.
15. Endocrine Tests.
16. Culture and Sensitivity Tests.
17. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens.
18. Tests Performed in Pregnancy and the Newborn Period.


19. Practice Interpretation of Laboratory Data.


20. Diagnostic Radiologic Tests.
21. Tomography and Body Scans.
22. Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radioisotopes.
23. Diagnostic Ultrasonography.
24. Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests.
25. Common Invasive Tests.
26. Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, and Electrophysiologic Studies.
27. Endoscopic Procedures.
28. Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Years.


A. Tables:
1. General Chemistry Values; 2. Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; 3. Immunology; 4. Hematology and Coagulation.

B. Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared with Adult Values.
C. Possible Alterations in Reference Values for the Aged.
D. Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnancies.
E. Common Abbreviations for Laboratory Tests.
F. Common Abbreviations for Diagnostic Procedures.
G. Units of Measure.
H. Answers to Questions for Part I (Laboratory Tests).
I. Answers to Questions for Part III (Diagnostic Procedures).

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