Pearson's Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Series
Pearson
Author
Joyce L. Kee  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
752
Pub.-date
January 2016
ISBN13
9780134334998
ISBN
013433499X
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Description

An indispensable pocket-sized reference for any academic or clinical setting
  
Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, Eighth Edition, provides fast access to the latest information about 500 of today’s commonly ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests, along with nursing implications and practical guidance for client teaching. This concise guide allows readers to quickly access pertinent information about the tests, their purposes, the procedures, associated clinical problems, drugs, and reference values for children, adults, and the elderly.

Easy-to-carry and conveniently pocket-sized, the handbook is an essential reference for any clinical or academic setting. This text is appropriate for students in nursing and non-nursing programs, including medical technology programs, baccalaureate and nursing programs, associate degree programs, diploma programs, and practical nursing programs. This book is most valuable to the nurse practitioner, registered nurse, student nurse, and licensed practical nurse in hospital settings, including specialty areas such as intensive care units, maternity, pediatrics, emergency rooms, clinics, health care provider offices, and independent nursing practices.

Features

Updated with the latest information about 500 of today's most commonly ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests

  • UPDATED: The Eighth Edition lists more than 500 laboratory and diagnostic tests, including 20 new tests. Most of the current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been updated by author and experts in their specialty areas.
    • NEW: New laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added, such as chromosomal analysis, clostridium difficule toxin assay, clot retraction, complete blood count (CBC), Heinz bodies, heroin, severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), sexual assault/attack, trypsin, venereal disease research laboratory, Vitamin E, apnea tests, nephrotomography, postcoital test, water loading test.
    • UPDATED: Some previous laboratory tests have been updated, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    • UPDATED: Laboratory test values have been updated, as needed, to current values. Reference values may differ among institutions. These values are guidelines; persons should check with their institutions’ laboratory policies and reference values for the tests.
Organized for fast access to the most pertinent information
  • The text is divided into four parts: Part One: Laboratory Tests; Part Two: Diagnostic Tests; Part Three: School Health Services: Education, Screening, and Testing; and Part Four: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
  • The introduction highlights the importance of specimen collection, types of specimens, site and time of collection, collection types, labeling and handling, transport of specimen, laboratory measurements, and critical (panic) values.
  • A sample list of differences in reference values between women and men is included after the introduction.
  • The inside back cover includes the complete list of approved wording for abbreviations by The Joint Commission (TJC), originally known as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO).
  • Lists of all laboratory and diagnostic tests with page numbers are found at the beginning of Part One, Laboratory Tests, and Part Two, Diagnostic Tests.
  • UPDATED: Appendix A, Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, names 60 frequently identified health problems and includes the laboratory and diagnostic tests that are usually suggested. Many of the previous health problems with their laboratory and diagnostic tests have been updated.
  • UPDATED: Appendix B, Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children, has been updated to include the new laboratory tests. Other laboratory test values have been updated as needed.
  • Appendix C, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast, discusses the differences between the two imaging tests and when one is more preferable to use.

 

New to this Edition

Updated with the latest information about 500 of today's most commonly ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests

  • The Eighth Edition lists more than 500 laboratory and diagnostic tests, including 20 new tests. Most of the current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been updated by author and experts in their specialty areas.
    •  New laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added, such as chromosomal analysis, clostridium difficule toxin assay, clot retraction, complete blood count (CBC), Heinz bodies, heroin, severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), sexual assault/attack, trypsin, venereal disease research laboratory, Vitamin E, apnea tests, nephrotomography, postcoital test, water loading test.
    • Some previous laboratory tests have been updated, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    • Laboratory test values have been updated, as needed, to current values. Reference values may differ among institutions. These values are guidelines; persons should check with their institutions’ laboratory policies and reference values for the tests.
Organized for fast access to the most pertinent information
  • Appendix A, Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, names 60 frequently identified health problems and includes the laboratory and diagnostic tests that are usually suggested. Many of the previous health problems with their laboratory and diagnostic tests have been updated.
  • Appendix B, Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children, has been updated to include the new laboratory tests. Other laboratory test values have been updated as needed.

 

Table of Contents

Notice of Privacy Practices
Preface  
Acknowledgments
Contributors and Consultants
Introduction
Differences in Reference Values Between Men and Women


PART ONE: LABORATORY TESTS
Considerations for Use of Laboratory Tests
List of Laboratory Tests
Laboratory Tests
PART TWO: DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
Considerations for Use of Diagnostic Tests
List of Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Tests
PART THREE: SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES: EDUCATION, SCREENING, AND TESTING
PART FOUR: THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING


Appendix A: Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Appendix B: Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children
Appendix C: CT and MRI Contrast  

Bibliography
Index

 

Author

Joyce LeFever Kee received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Maryland and earned 36 postgraduate credits from the University of Delaware. She was an instructor at the University of Maryland for 4 years and instructor to associate professor at the University of Delaware for 27 years, where she taught in both undergraduate- and graduate-level programs. She retired as Associate Professor Emerita from the University of Delaware. The subjects she taught included pharmacology, pathophysiology, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and medical-surgical nursing in the classroom and clinical areas.

Joyce is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award from and was inducted into the Mentor’s Circle at the University of Delaware.

Kee has given numerous lectures and presentations throughout the United States from 1970 to 1990. She has written various articles, particularly on fluids and electrolytes, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and research projects, in the American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Clinics of North America, Nursing Journal, and Critical Care Quarterly. She has participated in several research studies on “Identification of Hypertensive Young Adults.”

Kee has authored and coauthored several texts and reference books, including Fluids and Electrolytes with Clinical Applications (2010); Handbook of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances (2010); Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed (2013); Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 9th edition (2014); Clinical Calculations in General and Specialty Areas, 8th ed (2016); and Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 8th ed (2015). She has developed Testbank booklet, Instructor’s Manual, and Study Guide for some of the texts.

Joyce and her husband have enjoyed traveling to most parts of the world such as Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Great Britain, Russia, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Africa, South America, Egypt, Spain, India, Scandinavian countries, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and others. They enjoy Florida in the winter.