This full-color, portable handbook contains an alphabetical listing of common laboratory and diagnostic tests, with nursing interventions, in a consistent format. The focus is on the nurse's role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with tests. Clinical Alerts throughout highlight vital information. This edition includes many recently approved tests, as well as the latest information on legal, ethical, and safety issues important to nurses and their expanded role in diagnostic testing.
Table of Contents
1 THE NURSING ROLE IN DIAGNOSTIC TESTING 2 NURSING STANDARDS AND PROTOCOLS FOR SPECIMEN COLLECTION 3 ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LABORATORY TESTS OF BODY FLUIDS, IMAGING PROCEDURES, AND SPECIAL STUDIES OF BODY FUNCTIONS APPENDIX-STANDARD PRECAUTIONS REFERENCES INDEX