Title The Nurse’s Guide to Labs
Subtitle A Quick and Easy Resource
Author Cheryl Miller
ISBN 9781516500987
List price USD 64.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 202
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Cognella Academic Publishing (Eurospan Group)
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Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Description:

The Nurse’s Guide to Labs: A Quick and Easy Resource is a quick, easy reference tool that helps nursing students understand common lab values. For each laboratory test, a clear definition is provided, along with some pathology if relevant. When relevant, students also learn what constitutes a normal versus a critical result. The guide explains common reasons for abnormal values, and addresses the nursing implications and responsibilities when such values occur.

Students will learn about commonly ordered combined labs. There are specific chapters devoted to oxygenation/respiratory labs, hematology, and cardiac, liver, and pancreatic labs. The guide also discusses other endocrine systems labs, such as tests for pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid abnormalities, renal labs, urine labs, and cerebrospinal fluid labs.

The Nurse’s Guide to Labs has been developed for students preparing to become registered nurses, and can be kept as a useful reference tool for the working nurse. The guide is also well-suited to programs for licensed practical nurses, or anyone in a clinical setting who might need to know about and understand various lab tests and their results.


Contents:

Introduction

Objectives

Chapter 1: Lab Tests That Are Ordered Combined • Complete Blood Count (CBC) • Hemoglobin (HGB)* • Hematocrit (HCT)* • Red Blood Cells (RBCs) • Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) • Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) • White Blood Cells (WBCs)* • Platelets (PLTs)* • Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) • Complete Blood Count with Differential • Neutrophils • Eosinophils • Basophils • Lymphocytes • Monocytes • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) • Calcium • Chloride • CO2 • Creatinine (Serum) • Glucose • Potassium • Sodium • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) • Albumin • Total Protein • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) • Bilirubin

Chapter 2: Additional Individual Electrolytes • Magnesium • Phosphorus

Chapter 3: Oxygenation/Respiratory Labs • Lactic Acid (Lactate)

Chapter 4: Hematology (Other than the Ones Discussed in CBC) • Coagulation Studies • Prothrombin Time (PT) • International Normalized Ratio (INR) • Partial Thromboplastin Time, Activated • (PTT or Sometimes Denoted as APTT) • Fibrinogen • Fibrin-Split Products (Sometimes Called Fibrin Degradation Products) • D-Dimer • Iron Studies • Iron (Serum Iron) • Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) • Ferritin • Sickle-Cell Labs • Sickle-Cell Screening Test • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis • Miscellaneous Hematology Labs • Reticulocyte Count

Chapter 5: Cardiac Labs • MI-Associated Labs • Troponin • Creatine Kinase (CK Total and CK MB) • Myoglobin • Heart Failure Associated Labs • Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Labs • Lipid Profile • Homocysteine

Chapter 6: Liver Labs • Liver Labs (Other than Those Covered in CMP) • Ammonia • Hepatitis Labs • Hepatitis A Antibody • Hepatitis B Antigen and Antibody • Hepatitis C Antibody • Hepatitis D Antibody • Hepatitis E Antibody

Chapter 7: Pancreatic Labs • Pancreatic Enzymes Labs • Amylase • Lipase • Glucose Labs • Fasting Glucose • Random Glucose • Oral Glucose Tolerance • Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose • C-Peptide • Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1C)  (Glycated Hemoglobin)

Chapter 8: Other Labs for the Endocrine System • Pituitary Labs • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) • Growth Hormone • Prolactin • Osmolality (Serum) • Adrenal Labs • Aldosterone Levels • Cortisol Levels • Dexamethasone Suppression Test • Renin Levels • Catecholamines • Thyroid Labs • Triiodothyronine (T3) • Thyroxine (T4) • Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) • Thyroid Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test • Parathyroid Gland Labs • Parathyroid Hormone • Vitamin D

Chapter 9: Immune System Labs • Antigen/Antibody Labs • Coombs’ Antiglobulin • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) • Western Blot • Radioallergosorbent Test (RAST) • Inflammatory Response Associated Labs • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) • Procalcitonin • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Chapter 10: Renal Labs (Other than BUN and Creatinine Discussed in BMP) • Renal Blood Labs • BUN/Creatinine Ratio • Cystatin C (Cystatin 3) (CST3) • Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

Chapter 11: Urine Labs • Renal Urine Labs • Microalbumin • Miscellaneous Urine Labs • Bence Jones Proteins • Schilling Test • Vanillylmandelic Acid Test (VMA Test) • Routine Urinalysis (Dipstick) • pH • Protein • Glucose • Ketones • Hemoglobin • Bilirubin • Urobilingen • Nitrites • Leukocyte Esterase • Specific Gravity • Microscopic Urine Examination • Red Blood Cells • White Blood Cells • Renal Cells • Transitional Cells • Squamous Cells • Casts • Crystals in Acid Urine • Crystals in Alkaline Urine • Bacteria, Yeast, or Parasites

Chapter 12: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Labs • CSF Analysis • Pressure • Color and Appearance • Cells • Protein • Glucose • Lactic Acid • IgG • Gram Stain

References

Notes

Index


About the Author:

Cheryl Miller is a registered nurse who earned both her M.S.N. and her Ed.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Miller is a professor of nursing at Chattanooga State Community College where she teaches medical-surgical nursing specializing in critical care, and serves as the chair of the nursing program effectiveness committee, and as liaison with area hospitals for student clinical placement. She is a past recipient of the Chattanooga State Teaching Excellence Award, and the author of three nursing books.


Target Audience:

The Nurse’s Guide to Labs has been developed for students preparing to become registered nurses, and can be kept as a useful reference tool for the working nurse. The guide is also well-suited to programs for licensed practical nurses, or anyone in a clinical setting who might need to know about and understand various lab tests and their results.

 

 
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