Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests : Organized Alphabetically

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GUIDE TO LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: ORGANIZED ALPHABETICALLY, Third Edition, provides essential information on more than 600 lab and diagnostic tests within a single, convenient volume. This all-in-one resource presents detailed, accurate information in an accessible, easy-to-use format. Trusted by professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, medical technology, and more, this clear, concise guide enables users to quickly access critical information on tests and procedures while maintaining a strong focus on patient care. Now updated to reflect the latest research, trends, and best practices, the new Third Edition is an ideal resource for students and professionals alike.
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  • Paperback | 1024 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 40.64mm | 1,043.26g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 1285053133
  • 9781285053134

About Rick Daniels

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.
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Table of contents

Section I: THE ROLE OF TESTING.
1. Understanding and Using the Guide.
2. The Ever-Expanding Role of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests.
3. Standard Precaustions.
4. Case Study Presentation.
Section II: LABORATORY AND DIAGNBOSTIC TESTS.
List of References.
Appendix A: Abbreviation List.
Appendix B: Venipuncture and Skin Puncture Procedures.
Appendix C: Cancer Tumor Markers and Laboratory Tests Used in the Monitoring of Malignant tumors.
Appendix D: Therapeutic Blood Levels of Selected Drugs.
Appendix E: Blood Sample for Central Line.
Appendix F: Reference Laboratory Values.
Appendix G: Routine Serum Electrolytes.
Appendix H: Selected International Perspectives on Diagnotic Testing.
Indices.
List of Tests by Body System and Function.
Lists of Test by Type.
General Index.
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