McGraw-Hill Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 29, 2007 - Medical - 608 pages

Critical testing information and key clinical protocols in the palm of your hand

McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical companion is the only text to actively incorporate evidence-based practice features throughout, both in test monographs and appendices-a major advantage that enhances your ability to apply the book's content to your daily practice.


  • A cohesive 5-part organization covering the full range of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, laboratory/diagnostic assessments of body function, education, and screening
  • Time-saving alphabetical organization of tests with handy thumb tabs
  • Full-color icons that highlight the organization of each test, and clearly identify important features throughout
  • Skill-sharpening references to national guidelines, including JCAHO
  • Full coverage of clinical interventions/implications
  • Essential insights into the possible meanings of abnormal values and contraindications
  • Key references that pertain to evidence-based practice
  • Timely appendix on the increasing use of evidence-based practice
  • Critical patient teaching information

From inside the book


Typical Groupings of BloodUrine Tests
The Endocrine System Signals Feedback
Safety of the Patient

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About the author (2007)

Denise D. Wilson, PhD, APN, ANP, FNP, has been a registered nurse since 1978 and has taught nursing since 1980. She is associate professsor of nursing for Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, and maintains a clincal practice as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine.

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