Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation An Evidence-Based Approach

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Author: Kelly Casler, DNP, APRN-CNP, CHSE, Kate Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP
Affiliation: Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN 10: 0826140874
ISBN 13: 9780826140876
eISBN: 9780826140937
Edition: 1st
"[the authors] did a masterful job of creating and editing this gold standard book that should be used by all clinicians and incorporated into all nursing and health sciences curriculums." -Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN Vice President for Health Promotion University Chief Wellness Officer Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP The Ohio State University This is the only book to explicitly guide clinicians through an evidence-based approach to ordering and interpreting laboratory tests. With over 160 commonly ordered tests, this book is designed to foster more accurate clinical decision-making to attain the highest level of patient care. This book summarizes more than 3000 pieces of evidence and incorporates clinical expertise and decision-making on the ordering and interpretation of tests. To promote ease of use, a convenient table maps labs and their corresponding chapter numbers to the relevant body system to promote ease of use. Each laboratory test is presented in a consistent format with information on physiology, indications (screening, diagnosis, and monitoring), algorithms, test interpretation and follow-up testing, patient education, and related diagnoses. Additional valuable features include clinical pearls that highlight common pitfalls and gaps in reasoning, and a cost-benefit analysis. This book also includes CPT and ICD-10 codes, charts and tables for clarification, and references for further study. Key Features: *Delivers a strong, evidence-based approach to ordering and interpreting over 160 laboratory tests *Promotes accurate clinical decision-making toward achieving the Triple Aim *Includes abundant clinical pearls highlighting common pitfalls and gaps in reasoning *Provides cost-benefit analysis and discussion of laboratory testing within a high-value healthcare culture *Includes 175 supplemental case examples and 200 self-assessment questions to facilitate instruction and learning *Includes more than 3000 pieces of evidence from interprofessional resources
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