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Main description:

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


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


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 2370004367743
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: November, 2007
Pages: 608

Subcategories: Nursing

MEET THE AUTHOR

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.