Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition
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.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Over 50 new and updated pieces of art highlight how results are interpreted, what equipment is used, and how various techniques are performed.
- 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 find.
- 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.
- Alphabetical organization of the laboratory tests (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.
By Louise M. Malarkey, EdD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY and Mary Ellen McMorrow, EdD, RN, CCRN, APN, Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY