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Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Synopses & Reviews
Organized alphabetically. Now in its second edition, Delmar's Guide of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests adds over 50 new entries to its compilation of over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. The most current information is provided in an easy-to-use format ideal for both students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology. The exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information allows you to focus on providing comprehensive care to your client having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures. Now for the first time 50 of the most used tests are included in PDA downloadable format on the accompanying CD-ROM, giving you free electronic access to the test and procedure information most needed.
Organized alphabetically by test and diagnostic procedure, Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests contains a wealth of information on over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. This must have reference is completely alphabetical, indexed, and fully cross-referenced. Each test has an exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information. Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostics Tests is designed to provide students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology with the necessary information to provide comprehensive care for their clients who are having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures.
About the Author
Rick Daniels, RN, Ph.D. obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. He has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate and graduate schools, as well as RN degree completion programs. In addition, he has taught many adult health and illness topics at seminars and has presented posters for national organizations (e.g., AORN, NLN Educators Conference). Dr. Daniels administers clinical practicum courses in critical care and perioperative nursing arenas and is currently an associate professor with tenure at Oregon Health and Sciences University, School of Nursing.
Table of Contents
Section I. Chapter 1: Understanding and Using Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 2nd Edition. Chapter 2: The Ever-Expanding Role of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Chapter 3: Standard Precautions. Chapter 4: Case Study Presentations. Section II: Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. List of References. Appendix. Appendix A: Abbreviation List. Appendix B: Venipuncture and Skin Puncture Procedures. Appendix C: Cancer Tumor Markers and Laboratory Tests used in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Malignant Tumors. Appendix D: Consent Form Sample. Appendix E: Therapeutic Blood Levels of Selected Drugs. Appendix F: Blood Sample for Central Line. Appendix G: Reference Laboratory Values. Appendix H: Routine Serum Electrolytes. Appendix I: Selected International Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing. Indices. List of tests by body system and function. List of tests by type. General index.
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