This comprehensive, up-to-date clinical handbook features laboratory and diagnostic tests organised alphabetically for quick reference. Each test includes: alternative or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering ...Read MoreThis comprehensive, up-to-date clinical handbook features laboratory and diagnostic tests organised alphabetically for quick reference. Each test includes: alternative or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care; home care responsibilities; and abnormal findings. It's relied on by nursing students, nurses, hospitals, home healthcare agencies and allied health professionals everywhere.Read Less
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very up to date discussions of differetial diagnosis on each lab test. some simplistic but most not. good for professionals like md and rn as well as lay public. too much on care plain for simple blood tests, should have appendix for this. also the cover should indicate the professional degrees of the authors although in this case the book while geared to rn does work for md as well.
Feb 18, 2010
Just what i needed thank you
I found the book to be helpful and quite purposeful for the information that I need.
May 24, 2009
This book is great for careplans. It explains what the procedure is and how you need to prepare your patient pre-procedure,during and post procedure!
Aug 10, 2008
this is a great reference it tells you what the nursing interventions and considerations are
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