Publication Year: 2007
Edition: 1st Ed.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Portable Diagnostic Tests is a compact powerhouse of clinical information on specimen collection and diagnostic test interpretation.
Our nurse-experts have sorted through the mass of clinical information and focused in on what nurses need most in daily practice. This need-to-know information is presented in an easy-to-use, concise format for time-starved nurses, with bullets, lists, and hundreds of illustrations, charts, diagrams, and photographs.
The first section gives step-by-step instructions on current specimen collection methods—information usually found only in procedure manuals. The second section clearly explains hundreds of diagnostic tests, including preparation, normal values, abnormal values, easy-to-identify crisis values, and nursing considerations.