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The fast, fun, and easy way to get up to speed on the medical tests nurses need to know!
A Doody's Core Title for 2021!
Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to understanding the laboratory and diagnostic tests most often performed by nurses. You will learn what each test is, why it is ordered, how it is performed, how patients should prepare, how long it takes to get the results, how to interpret the results, and what the nursing implications are. Topics are presented in a logical learn-as-you-go sequence, building on what you've learned, and you'll be able to test your knowledge with chapter-ending questions and a comprehensive final exam.
This self-teaching guide shows you how to confidently perform:
Arterial Blood Gases Tests
Liver Blood Tests
Cardiac Enzyme and Markers Tests
Pregnancy, Infertility, and Genetic Tests
Simple X-Ray Imaging
Computed Tomography (CT, CAT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
Cardiovascular Tests and Procedures
Female and Maternity Tests and Procedures
Tests for Males
Lung, Chest, Abdominal, Urinary Tract Tests and Procedures
Skin, Muscle, and Bone Tests
Sinus, Ears, Nose, Throat Tests and Procedures
Vision Tests and Procedures
Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone preparing for the NCLEX® or for nurses who want to brush-up on the tests they will most likely to be asked to perform.