Brunner and Suddarth's Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Nov 4, 2009 - Medical - 572 pages
This newest addition to the Smeltzer Brunner and Suddarth's suite is a concise, portable, full-color handbook of hundreds of test results and their implications. The two-part presentation includes a review of specimen collection procedures followed by an alphabetical list of tests. The entry on each test includes preparation, interfering factors, normal values, abnormal values, easy-to-identify crisis values, reference values, nursing considerations, and nursing implications. The handbook also includes helpful features from Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, such as Nursing Alerts, Risk Factor charts, and Pharmacology charts.
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