By Frances Fischbach RN BSN MSN, Marshall B. Dunning III BS MS PhD
Prepare your scholars to bring secure, potent, and proficient deal with sufferers who're present process diagnostic assessments and methods with the 9th version of A guide of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. prepared the best way a nurse thinks—by specimen and function—this confirmed e-book describes an intensive array of assessments for varied populations, supplying step by step information on right process, counsel for exact interpretation, and specialist details on sufferer guidance and aftercare.
Featuring extra checks, up-to-date reference values, and insurance of the newest advances in CT scans, nuclear scans, and genetics, this version keeps the association and assurance that experience made it the best reference and point-of-care advisor for tutorial and perform settings.
This 9th version is observed by means of a whole on-line instructing and studying package deal that incorporates case experiences for program, quite a lot of in-class actions and assignments, and Blackboard and WebCT cartridges for direction management.
- Prepare for perform with checks grouped in keeping with specimen, functionality, and attempt variety (blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.).
- Learn very important details to remember while enforcing exams with “Clinical indicators” that spotlight severe protection information.
- Easily locate the try you’re trying to find no matter if you don’t recognize the precise identify with a presentation that helps the best way a nurse thinks.
- Master key info with precious assistance, inclusion of either traditional and SI devices, and assurance of medical implications for elevated and lowered values.
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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Incorrect specimen collection, handling, storage, or labeling Wrong preservative or lack of preservative Delayed specimen delivery Incorrect or incomplete patient preparation Hemolyzed blood samples Incomplete sample collection, especially of timed samples Old or deteriorating specimens Patient factors that can alter test results may include the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. , time patient last ate) Time of day Pregnancy Level of patient knowledge and understanding of testing process Stress Nonadherence or noncompliance with instructions and pretest preparation Undisclosed drug or alcohol use Age and gender Avoiding Errors To avoid costly mistakes, know what equipment and supplies are needed and how the test is performed.
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INTRATEST PHASE: ELEMENTS OF SAFE, EFFECTIVE, INFORMED CARE Basic Knowledge and Required Skills Intratest care focuses on specimen or tissue collection, monitoring the testing environment, performing or assisting with procedures, providing emotional and physical comfort and reassurance, administering analgesics and sedatives, and monitoring vital signs and other parameters during testing. indd 23 11/4/13 10:18 PM 24 CHAPTER 1 ● Intratest Phase: Elements of Safe, Effective, Informed Care needs basic knowledge about the procedure and test and should have the required skills to perform testing or to assist in the process.
A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests by Frances Fischbach RN BSN MSN, Marshall B. Dunning III BS MS PhD