By Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Debra J. Poelhuis
This is the knowledge nurses and nursing scholars want to know approximately laboratory and diagnostic exams! This nursing-focused, easy-to-read instruction manual offers the entire info you want to know how checks paintings, interpret their effects, and supply caliber sufferer care, together with assessing, tracking, and instructing at each level of care-pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. checks and approaches are indexed in alphabetical order by way of their entire identify for fast reference. The built-in index permits quickly searches by means of abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen variety, or try type. Plus, a physique structures Appendix encompasses a record of universal laboratory and diagnostic checks for every physique approach as good as nutrition-related lab assessments.
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Observe standard precautions, and follow the general guidelines in Appendix A. Positively identify the patient, and label the appropriate tubes with the corresponding patient demographics, date, and time of collection. ➧ Perform an arterial puncture, and collect the specimen in an air-free heparinized syringe. There is no demonstrable difference in results between samples collected in plastic syringes and samples collected in glass syringes. It is very important that no room air be introduced into the collection container, because the gases in the room and in the sample will begin equilibrating immediately.
Obtain a list of the patient’s current medications, including herbs, nutritional supplements, and nutraceuticals. ➧ Review the procedure with the patient. Inform the patient that specimen collection takes approximately 5 to 10 min. Address concerns about pain and explain that there may be some discomfort during the venipuncture. ➧ There are no food, fluid, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. INTRATEST: ➧ If the patient has a history of allergic reaction to latex, avoid the use of equipment containing latex.
Address concerns about pain and explain that there may be some discomfort during the lumbar puncture. Inform the patient that a stinging sensation may be felt as the local anesthetic is injected. Instruct the patient to report any pain or other sensations that may require repositioning of the spinal needle. ➧ Inform the patient that the position required for the lumbar puncture may be awkward but that someone will assist. Stress the importance of remaining still and breathing normally throughout the procedure.
Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, 3rd Edition (DavisPlus) by Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Debra J. Poelhuis