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Supports nursing practice and clinical judgment better than any other manual! Written by a laboratory scientist and a nurse educator, this easy-to-read, 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—with a unique focus on clinical judgment.

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Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

10th Edition

With its unique focus on clinical judgment, Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, 10th Edition provides interpretive guidance on the reasons for the studies and explains why they are important, and what it means for nurses and the care they provide to their patients. 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.


  • Updated! The most current information, terminology, and changes in health care and how the content relates to nurses
  • New! “Core Lab Study” labels identifying 35 need-to-know, clinically significant laboratory studies that you will see frequently in practice
  • New! “Clinical Judgment” statement at the end of every entry to help you recognize the value of nursing wisdom in relieving physical pain and the emotional distress associated with diagnoses and their related studies
  • New! Current Trends in Health Care appendix with examples of approved and developing applications of technology specific to health


  • A focus on Clinical Judgment with “Nursing Implications, Nursing Process, Clinical Judgement” sections to draw attention to the clinical judgment aspect of care, plus a clinical judgment icon in each “Nursing Implications” section
  • “Student Decision Making Model” to help learners visualize critical thinking and clinical judgment
  • “Potential Nursing Problems” tables within many studies that present problems, signs and symptoms, and interventions related to the study ‘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 results
  • 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 specimens, 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
  • Cross referencing of related lab and diagnostic tests in every monograph

ISBN 10: 1719646120

ISBN 13: 9781719646123