Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, nursing-focused resource offers critical test information nurses and nursing students need to know about laboratory and diagnostic tests.
This invaluable resource provides all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care, including assessing, monitoring, and teaching at every stage of care -- pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. This latest update is based on the 3rd edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!
New and Expanded pathophysiology information, so you know why a lab test result is increased or decreased.
New heads highlight ?Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Issues? and ?Nutritional Considerations? for each test, where appropriate.
New table on National Patient Safety Goals, correlating The Joint Commission’s patient safety standards to laboratory and diagnostic test content specific to nurses.
Expanded coverage of patient education and safety.
More information for nursing subspecialties, including maternity, neurology, and sensory.
Revised and expanded coverage of interfering substances, especially those related to medication and nutraceuticals.
Expanded cross referencing of related lab and diagnostic tests in every monograph.
Revised and expanded ?Body System? tables appendix now includes ocular diagnostic tests and nutrition-related lab tests.
Monographs each designed specifically to focus on what you need to do before, during, and after each laboratory and diagnostic test.
Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory.
Reference Ranges expressed in both conventional and SI units (with the SI unit conversion factor) include age- and gender-specific variations when indicated and normal variations due to cultural considerations.
Interfering Factors identified, including food, natural products, timing of test, handling of specimen, underlying patient conditions, and drugs that may interfere with the results of the test.
All tests and procedures can be instantly accessed by name, abbreviation, synonym, disease state or condition, organ system, specimen type, or test classification.
Expert guidance in assessing, monitoring, and teaching at every stage of care, including pretest requirements, intra-test procedures, and post-test care.
Additionally, you'll get valuable added features, available only from Skyscape:
Full Images: Vivid images that aid in diagnostic workup.
Table Viewer: All the richness of extensive tables, easily viewable on the compact screen of your mobile device.
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