Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications

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The information nurses need…when, where, and how they need it!
Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this handbook delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.
Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.

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Textbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing: Practical Application of Nursing Process at the Bedside 1st Edition

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Make the connections between laboratory and diagnostic testing and the clinical care of your patients!

The team that brings you the popular Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications now brings you the only text that explains the who, what, when, how, and why of laboratory and diagnostic testing and connects them to clinical presentations, nursing interventions, and nursing outcomes. Using both printed and interactive case studies, you’ll see exactly how those connections work in the real-world of clinical practice.

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“As a nursing instructor, the Textbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing: Practical Application of Nursing Process at the Bedside is one book that I would highly recommend be a required textbook for any nursing student. I appreciate that the textbook is distinctly formatted to present diagnostic and laboratory studies while also including case studies. The textbook walks students through understanding why a study is being performed, how it is done, and explains the clinical significance in relation to a given patient situation all while using the nursing process. Absolutely love it!”

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A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 9th Edition

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Prepare your students to deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures with the Ninth Edition of A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Organized the way a nurse thinks—by specimen and function—this proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.

Featuring additional tests, updated reference values, and coverage of the latest advances in CT scans, nuclear scans, and genetics, this edition maintains the organization and coverage that have made it the ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.

This Ninth Edition is accompanied by a complete online teaching and learning package that includes case studies for application, a wide range of in-class activities and assignments, and Blackboard and WebCT cartridges for course management.

  • Prepare for practice with tests grouped according to specimen, function, and test type (blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.).
  • Learn vital information to keep in mind when implementing tests with “Clinical Alerts” that highlight critical safety information.
  • Easily find the test you’re looking for even if you don’t know the exact name with a presentation that supports the way a nurse thinks.
  • Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.

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Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation (Oxford Medical Handbooks) 3rd Edition

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Modern medicine is highly complex and investigations are a key part of the diagnostic process. With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. This book provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation. The first chapter describes key symptoms and signs along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centred and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. The aim is of the book is to provide a more rational method of investigation and prevent over-investigation which is expensive for the hospital and unpleasant for the patient. It emphasises which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, along with pitfalls in the interpretation of results. This new editoon has been updated throughout to incorporate current investigations and management of disease. Chapters on rheumatology, radiology, and renal medicine have been extensively revised. With contributions from active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, the book will be of value to senior medical students facing finals examinations, and junior doctors who are responsible for ordering tests on their patients.

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Diagnostic Tests Toolkit 1st Edition

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This new volume in the Toolkit series is designed for clinicians and junior researchers who need to interpret the evidence for the effectiveness of the many diagnostic tests now available. Exceptionally user-friendly, this pocket-sized textbook realizes readers are not experts in diagnostic test interpretation. The authors cover a variety of issues, from how to design diagnostic test studies to understanding the results of diagnostic tests and interpreting the findings for clinical practice and health care policy.

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Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology 1st Edition

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Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organsystem, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice.

More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information.

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Urinalysis and Body Fluids 6th Edition

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Here’s a concise, comprehensive, and carefully structured introduction to the analysis of non-blood body fluids. Through six editions, the authors, noted educators and clinicians, have taught generations of students the theoretical and practical knowledge every clinical laboratory scientist needs to handle and analyze non-blood body fluids, and to keep themselves and their laboratories safe from infectious agents.

 

Their practical, focused, and reader friendly approach first presents the foundational concepts of renal function and urinalysis. Then, step by step, they focus on the examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, feces, and vaginal secretions.

 

The 6th Edition has been completely updated to include all of the new information and new testing procedures that are important in this rapidly changing field. Case studies, clinical situations, learning objectives, key terms, summary boxes, and study questions show how work in the classroom translates to work in the lab.

 

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Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests (Lange Medical Books) 3rd Edition

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This edition of this book is hailed as “a lean, mean reference machine.”–Journal of Family Practice. This updated, information-rich resource facilitates the process of selecting and interpreting more than 350 commonly used diagnostic tests, from laboratory tests of electrocardiography. Key references accompany each test to assist with the practice of evidence-based medicine; includes chapters on laboratory procedures, therapeutic drug monitoring, useful algorithms, and more.

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