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Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

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7th Edition

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Publisher: F.A. Davis Company

ISBN 10: 0803659431

ISBN 13: 978-0803659438



Description At A Glance

Everything you need to know to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.

Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, 7th Edition is 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.

Key Features
  • U.S. and Canadian content
  • ‘Common Use’ for each monograph to provide an at-a-glance description of what the test is for, presented in everyday language that patients will understand
  • Monographs 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 monographs 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
  • Full-color tube top guide
  • Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory
  • Cross referencing of related lab and diagnostic tests in every monograph
  • “Body System” appendix that includes therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology as well as nutrition-related lab tests


New to this Edition
  • The most current information throughout
  • Safe and Effective Nursing Care terminology in “Expected Patient Outcomes” sections
  • New diagnostic studies, including fungal antibodies, bioelectric impedance analysis, prion disease, and West Nile virus
  • Maple leaf icon pointing the way to enhanced Canadian content online in Fast Find: Lab & Dx tests, and much more
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