Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition

Author: Keogh, Jim

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  • ISBN: 9781259859533
  • Author: Keogh, Jim
  • Publ Date: 2017-07-08
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 0
  • Imprint: MCGRAW HILL*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 566953


The fast, fun, and easy way to get up to speed on the medical tests nurses need to know! Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to understanding the laboratory and diagnostic tests most often performed by nurses. You will learn what each test is, why it is ordered, how it is performed, how patients should prepare, how long it takes to get the results, how to interpret the results, and what the nursing implications are. Topics are presented in a logical learn-as-you-go sequence, building on what you've learned, and you'll be able to test your knowledge with chapter-ending questions and a comprehensive final exam. This self-teaching guide shows you how to confidently perform: Hematology Tests Electrolyte Tests Arterial Blood Gases Tests Liver Blood Tests Cardiac Enzyme and Markers Tests Serologic Tests Endocrine Tests Tumor Markers Pregnancy, Infertility, and Genetic Tests Simple X-Ray Imaging Computed Tomography (CT, CAT) Scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan Ultrasound Scan Cardiovascular Tests and Procedures Female and Maternity Tests and Procedures Tests for Males Lung, Chest, Abdominal, Urinary Tract Tests and Procedures Skin, Muscle, and Bone Tests Sinus, Ears, Nose, Throat Tests and Procedures Vision Tests and Procedures Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone preparing for the NCLEX (R) or for nurses who want to brush-up on the tests they will most likely to be asked to perform.


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