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, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.
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.