Publication Year: 2007
Edition: 1st Ed.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 83
The Nursing series of handbooks presents core nursing information in the clear, conversational, practical style of the award-winning Nursing journal. Each handbook features to-the-point bulleted text, explanatory illustrations, and icons that echo familiar column names in the journal.
Deciphering Diagnostic Tests covers over 400 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, organized by test type and body system. Coverage includes test purpose, normal results, abnormal results, patient preparation, and procedure and post-test care. Icons include Action Stat! for urgent interventions, Alert for important clinical facts, Do's & Don'ts for technique and intervention advice, and Drug Challenge for drugs that interfere with test results.