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Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implication

Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, 9th Edition is nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this full-color manual delivers all 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

KEY FEATURES :

  • “Potential Nursing Problems” tables within many studies that present problems, signs and symptoms, and interventions related to the study
  • ‘Common Use’ for each study to provide an at-a-glance description of what the test is for, presented in everyday language that patients will understand
  • Studies that focus on what you need to do before, during, and after each laboratory and diagnostic test, including…
    • Patient Teaching
    • Detailed coverage of patient safety
    • “Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Issues” and “Nutritional Considerations,” where appropriate
  • Diagnostic imaging studies with explanations of the reasons for the test result
  • Pathophysiology information that explains why a lab test result is increased or decreased
  • Reference Ranges that are expressed in both conventional and SI units (with the SI unit conversion factor) and include age- and gender-specific variations when indicated and normal variations due to cultural considerations
  • Interfering Factors, including food, natural products, timing of test, handling of specimen, underlying patient conditions, and drugs that may interfere with the results of the test
  • Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory

Reviews :

  • Best money I have spent in a LONG time. “I'm a nursing student and part of our clinical rotation was to write down our patient’s lab results and note on any abnormals why they were abnormal for my particular patient. This book lists out not just the normal levels, but what conditions can contribute to the high or low values. Sometimes it's pages and pages of possible reasons. This baby is a fantastic time saver for me.”—Online Reviewer
  • Great for nursing school, you will use it constantly. “Best nursing lab book I've encountered. Definitely worth the money.”—Online Reviewer
  • Accuracy. “Very useful in clinical settings. Easy to read! Love this book!”—Katrina, Online Reviewer