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Understanding Laboratory Investigations: For Nurses and Health Professionals [Paperback]

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5 Jan 2007 1405131276 978-1405131278 2nd Edition
Understanding Laboratory Investigations for nurses and health professionals (second edition) provides nurses with essential, easily digested information about the most frequently requested tests performed on patient samples in hospital laboratories, including the clinical relevance of test results. Understanding Laboratory Investigations for nurses and health professionals (second edition) explains the physiological function being measured, details of reference ranges and the clinical significance of test results for diagnosis or patient monitoring. Test results which warrant immediate clinical intervention are identified and wherever possible, abnormal test results are related to symptoms. The second edition reflects recent developments in practice and includes more on point of care testing, additional chapters on calcium and phosphorus and urinalysis/dipstick testing, and a glossary. Each chapter ends with discussion of a case study and questions to help students assess their understanding of the topic.


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (5 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405131276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405131278
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.2 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a really useful book for midwives. I expected it to be a textbook which I could recommend to students—and indeed that is true. However, when I picked this up I realised how useful it can be qualified staff, no matter how familiar the topics may be to those in practice ... . I would recommend this for any team or ward reference library." ( Practising Midwife , January 2009) "If you have not come across this book before then I would certainly recommend this new improved edition." ( Heather Jarman in Accident and Emergency Nursing , Volume 15, 2007)

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* New edition of essential text for nurse and other health professionals involved in clinical care
* Takes an in-depth approach to understanding laboratory investigation
* Provides essential, easily digested information about frequently requested tests
* Addresses the increasing importance of the nurses’ role and emphasises those aspects of laboratory testing most relevant to nurses
* Includes practical information relating to sample collection and handling
* Includes case studies and self-assessment questions

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bioscience Lecturer Comments 18 May 2007
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An entirely appropriate textbook for my nursing students. It helps to make sense of some of the complex biological processes and concepts discussed in lectures by placing them in a clinical context. Some sections are a little advanced for first year students but this should not put them off engaging with the rest of the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Labratory investigations 4 Oct 2009
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I had a similar book like this for years and it was invaluable so much so that someone else took it !!! However this replacement is not so clear and easy to chase up results. It is however a really good read and helps me understand why and when we carry out various tests.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 8 Jan 2010
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This book is helpful in explaining day to day investigations better, but more detail for paediatric nursing would be useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting book 9 Nov 2010
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Has most of what one needs to know about clinical investigations such as urinalysis and blood tests
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference 11 July 2012
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Great reference I bought when starting out as an RN. Now that I am entering my second year of NP school I am re-reading to brush up on my Lab interpretation skills. Is written in the UK so some terminology and measurements are different than in the US, but not a big deal for any intelligent person to figure out.
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