Mary Ellen McMorrow, EdD, RN, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY & Louise Malarkey, EdD, RN, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY.
This reference provides essential information to students and nurses for 400 of the most commonly used laboratory test and diagnostic procedures. Truly pocket-sized, the book focuses on information needed to provide safe and effective nursing care to patient requiring tests. Additionally, the book contains a section on quality control which includes measures needed to assure accuracy of results, an issue emphasized in all health care systems today.
* Organizes tests and procedures alphabetically rather than by body system. * Features over 400 of the most commonly ordered tests. * Provides normal and abnormal test values for the neonate, child, adult, and the elderly. * Contains a section on quality control that emphasizes the measures needed to assure accurate results. * Presents complication alerts to assist readers in identifying complications specific to a test and to the preparation for a test. * Offers guidelines on what patients need to be taught before, during, and after testing. * Features the most clear and useful artwork of any book of its kind. * Includes rigorously current references to ensure the best information. * Thoroughly indexed for quick and reliable location of material.