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Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Jane V. Corbett, Angela Banks

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 30, 2012

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For all undergraduate or graduate clinical and/or theory courses in nursing programs that cover laboratory testing and diagnostic procedures. Relevant theory courses may address physical assessment, medical-surgical nursing, adult health nursing, critical care nursing, pharmacology, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing, and/or community nursing.


This is the complete nurse’s guide to using data from today’s laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures to formulate, organize, and plan high-quality nursing care. This edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest standards of care and the shift towards evidence-based practice, and to illuminate links between the nursing process and testing even more effectively. It introduces dozens of new tests and procedures, and offers updated information on many more, including expanded uses for many proven tests. Several new genetic tests are covered, as well as many rapid tests now available for point-of-care testing by nurses. To support further exploration, this edition also provides more than twice as many website links as its predecessor.

Table of Contents

Part I. Laboratory Tests

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 and Related Tests

7. Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytes and Vitamin D

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, Tumor Markers, and Cancer Genomics

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, Immunohematology, Microbiology and Immunology

15. Endocrine Tests

16. Culture and Sensitivity Tests and Rapid Tests for Infections

17. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens

18. Tests Performed in Pregnancy, The Newborn Period, and for Genetic Screening


Part II. Case Studies

19. Practice Interpretation Of Laboratory Data

Part III. Diagnostic Procedures

20. Diagnostic Radiologic Tests

21. Body Scans: CT, DXA, MRI, PET and SPECT

22. Nuclear Scans: Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radioisotopes

23. Diagnostic Ultrasonography

24. Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests

25. Common Invasive Tests

26. Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, Electrophysiologic Studies, and Syncope Tests

27. Endoscopic Procedures

28. Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Years


Appendix A. Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared With Adult Values

Appendix B. Possible Alterations in Reference Values for The Aged

Appendix C. Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnancies

Appendix D. Units Of Measure

Appendix E. SI Conversion Factors

Appendix F   Diagrams Of Laboratory Results

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Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition
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$30.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-237326-5