Mosby s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323225922
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Medical

Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 12th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, and Theresa N. Pagana. In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as type of test, alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care. To simplify lookup, related tests are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job. Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system. UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find. User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error. Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable. Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test. Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests. Lists of tests by body system and test type make it easy to cross-reference related studies. Abbreviations for tests are listed in the front and the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. A durable cover with round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle. UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and the patient care and education associated with each test. 14 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures with an emphasis on new, more affordable (and thus more common) genetic tests.

Mosby s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323170765
Release Date: 2012-10-05
Genre: Medical

Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 11th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana. In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, type of test, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests and studies are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job. UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find. Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system. User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error. Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable. Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test. NEW monographs cover the latest in diagnostic testing, including anti-glycan antibodies, color cancer tumor analysis, drug sensitivity genotype, laboratory genetics, neuron specific enolase, pancreatobiliary FISH testing, Pl-linked blood antigen, and Septin 9 DNA methylation assay. UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and patient care associated with each test.

Mosby s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323399203
Release Date: 2016-09-03
Genre: Medical

Gain quick access to today’s most important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 13th Edition! In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in diagnostic testing and research. Each test includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, and guidelines to patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests are cross-referenced. From the expert author team of Kathleen, Timothy, and Theresa Pagana, this reference offers convenient A-to-Z thumb tabs, a compact size, and a durable cover for everyday use on the job. UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find. Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system. User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error. Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families. Normal findings for adult, elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable. Abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows to show increased or decreased test results. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. Convenient appendix lists tests by body system and test type, making it easy to quickly locate related studies. Drug interference with test results is indicated by a mortar and pestle icon. Cross-referencing of related tests makes them easy to find. Abbreviations for tests are listed in the front and the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. A durable cover with rounded edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle. NEW test entries include the latest diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest research on the diagnostic values of results, accuracy of testing, and patient care and education for each test.

Mosby s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323089494
Release Date: 2013-11-08
Genre: Medical

This quick reference handbook offers clear, concise coverage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests - including 39 new to this edition. Trusted authors, Kathleen Pagana, PhD, RN and Timothy Pagana, MD, FACS, bring together a comprehensive collection of full color designs, illustrations and photos to show exactly how various tests are performed. Related tests are grouped by chapter and presented in a consistent format to facilitate a full understanding of each type of diagnostic test. UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical significance of test results explains why a given test result indicates specific diseases. Full-color design clarifies key concepts, procedures, and testing techniques. Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. NEW! Unique front section on coding for diagnostic and laboratory tests (ICD-10) provides explanations of the coding requirements and challenges for diagnostic testing along with codes for all tests in the manual. NEW! 39 of the most current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added to this new edition to reflect current best practices. NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations reflect the latest changes in testing equipment.

Mosby s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781927406885
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Medical

The very first resource of its kind, written exclusively for Canada, Mosby’s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed tests, with Canadian lab values, SI units, Canadian cultural considerations, and more unique Canadian content. Its many user-friendly features include an easy-to-understand writing style, full-colour illustrations, and a logical organization. Each test entry is presented in a consistent format to provide quick access to information on specimen collection, normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care, and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and related tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes. Critical values are emphasized to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. UNIQUE! SI units in the Normal Findings section of appropriate tests offer quick and easy reference (conventional units also included). UNIQUE! Cultural Considerations boxes highlight important aspects of working with people from the diverse cultural and racial backgrounds of the Canadian population, such as First Nations communities. Includes Canadian generic and trade drug names to comply with Health Canada and the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS). Addresses Canadian privacy laws and legislation (including PHIPA and PIPEDA), the Canadian Labour Code, and policies for DNA collection, reporting of infections such as Chlamydia, and much more. Provides information on Canadian test-tube colouring classifications and guidelines for the correct order and process of collecting blood samples in Canada. Follows Canadian standard precautions and procedures such as those set forth by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as well as Canadian screening protocols such as those set out in the Canadian Cancer Society Screening Guidelines. Canadian statistics are provided for topics such as STDs and C. difficile. New full-colour photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest procedures, equipment, and techniques. Completely updated content covers 30 new tests, including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin, lactoferrin, and human papillomavirus.

Mosby s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

Author: Gail B. Ladwig
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323390279
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Medical

Updated and easy-to-use, Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 5th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 11th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the 2015-17 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. UNIQUE! 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses Alphabetical thumb tabs Pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions Pocketsize portability Nursing Diagnoses Index UNIQUE! Includes the 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, with pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions Alphabetical thumb tabs provide quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses Pocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside. Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover

Mosby s Drug Guide for Nursing Students with 2016 Update

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323392914
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Medical

Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs — including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you’ll always be sure that you’re practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX® exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX® exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.

Understanding Laboratory Tests

Author: Robin Maunder
Publisher: W B Saunders Company Canada Limited
ISBN: 1926648110
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

In an effort to simplify the complex world of laboratory testing and diagnosis, this easy-to-use guidebook was developed by an experienced educator in response to student demand. Using clear, easy-to-understand terminology, this everyday reference covers common lab tests and testing methods. Causes of conditions, signs and symptoms, lab findings, normal values and ranges, and interpretation of results are also addressed. This resource covers the need-to-know aspects of lab tests and diagnoses with a student-friendly approach, a focus on key content, and outstanding visual tools to help engage the student in the subject matter. "Did You Know" boxes provide additional key facts as quick references throughout the book! Every health care student and professional needs this unique pocket-sized reference. Student-friendly design: presents core content in an easy-to-understand approach Focus on key basic content Outstanding pedagogical tools: including boxes, tables, photos, illustrations, figures, learning outcomes and key terms help engage the student in the subject matter "Did You Know" boxes: Providing additional key facts for quick reference throughout the book

Mosby s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference E Book

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323531894
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Medical

Choose the drug handbook trusted for nearly 30 years! From the leading name in nursing, Mosby’s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference is a full-color portable nursing drug handbook that makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs that nurses administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including 20-30 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. . No other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. Backed with practical online resources, Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference proves there is a difference in drug guides. It’s Mosby’s bestselling drug reference for nurses! Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical drug interactions and side effects. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-color design highlights important information. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Cross-references indicate drug information that may be found in the appendices. Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. NEW! 20-30 added monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released drugs. NEW! BEERS indications included for selected monographs. NEW! Drugs with genetic indications identifiable by easy to spot icon.

Mosby s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323448215
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Medical

Choose the drug handbook trusted by nurses for nearly 30 years! Mosby’s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including 20 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. From nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, this perennial bestseller proves there is a difference in drug guides. More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug/lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical drug interactions and side effects. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-color design highlights important information. Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Cross-references indicate drug information that may be found in the appendices. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, additional drug monographs, a full-color pill atlas, drug dosage calculators, herbal products, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released drugs. UPDATED content covers the latest drug therapies.

Manual of Nursing Diagnosis

Author: Marjory Gordon
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449658175
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

This text contains all the major Diagnoses listed by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)—standard diagnoses that are meant to create a standard plan of care for patients with any range of ailments. The Twelfth Edition of the Manual of Nursing Diagnosis is updated and organized to meet the needs of both novices and expert diagnosticians. Sample admission assessment guides are included for the family, community, and individual (adults, infants, young children, and critical care clients). Sections on how diagnoses can be used to guide questions and observations beyond the basic assessment and how to use diagnostic categories in other clinical activities (for example, critical paths, quality improvement) provide a quick reference.

Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133139358
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Medical

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS WITH NURSING IMPLICATIONS, 9/e brings together current information on more than 420 modern laboratory and diagnostic tests, together with their corresponding nursing implications. For each test, it presents reference values/normal findings, descriptions, purpose(s), clinical problems, procedures, factors affecting results, and nursing implications with rationales, including client teaching. This edition contains new, rewritten, or updated coverage of dozens of tests, including IgE, arsenic, blood smear, chromosomal analysis, CBC, cyanide, cytokines, heroin, HIV, influenza, macular degeneration risk analysis, SCID, sexual assault/attack, ABG, bilirubin tests, C-reactive protein (hs CRP) and glucose, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, colonoscopy, ERCP, CT, MRI, and many others. An updated section on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring now covers HIV drugs, and revised appendices address everything from abbreviations to test values.

Bailey Scott s Diagnostic Microbiology E Book

Author: Patricia Tille
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323277426
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Medical

Known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and an excellent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th Edition helps you develop and refine the skills you need for effective laboratory testing. In-depth information is useful and easily accessible, with step-by-step instructions for all the procedures. This edition features more than 20 NEW chapters plus updated material on the newest advances and the latest trends in clinical microbiology. Written by expert Dr. Patricia Tille, this classic reference addresses the topics and issues most relevant to you and your success on the job. Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results, helping you achieve more accurate results. Case studies give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of diagnostic scenarios and help improve your decision-making and critical thinking skills. Genera and Species to be Considered boxes highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names. Student resources on Evolve enhance your learning with review questions and procedures. Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information. Detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts. A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference. NEW! Learning objectives begin each chapter, giving you a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material. NEW! Review questions on the Evolve companion website are tied to learning objectives, and enhance your understanding and retention of chapter content. NEW! Reader-friendly chapters cover groups of related organisms rather than addressing all at once, including the parasitology, mycology, and virology chapters.