Nursing Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests Demystified


By Jim Keogh

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The fast, fun, and easy way to get up to speed on the medical tests nurses need to know!

A Doody's Core Title for 2021!

Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to understanding the laboratory and diagnostic tests most often performed by nurses. You will learn what each test is, why it is ordered, how it is performed, how patients should prepare, how long it takes to get the results, how to interpret the results, and what the nursing implications are. Topics are presented in a logical learn-as-you-go sequence, building on what you've learned, and you'll be able to test your knowledge with chapter-ending questions and a comprehensive final exam.

This self-teaching guide shows you how to confidently perform:

Hematology Tests

Electrolyte Tests

Arterial Blood Gases Tests

Liver Blood Tests

Cardiac Enzyme and Markers Tests

Serologic Tests

Endocrine Tests

Tumor Markers

Pregnancy, Infertility, and Genetic Tests

Simple X-Ray Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT, CAT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

Ultrasound Scan

Cardiovascular Tests and Procedures

Female and Maternity Tests and Procedures

Tests for Males

Lung, Chest, Abdominal, Urinary Tract Tests and Procedures

Skin, Muscle, and Bone Tests

Sinus, Ears, Nose, Throat Tests and Procedures

Vision Tests and Procedures

Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone preparing for the NCLEX® or for nurses who want to brush-up on the tests they will most likely to be asked to perform.

Nursing Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests Demystified