By Rick Daniels
Equipped by way of form of attempt. Now in its moment version, Delmar's handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic exams provides over 50 new entries to its compilation of over six hundred lab and diagnostic checks. up to date info is supplied in an easy-to-use, easy-to-find layout excellent for either scholars and practitioners of nursing, drugs, and clinical know-how. The really straight forward and concise presentation of knowledge enables you to specialise in supplying finished care on your consumer having laboratory and diagnostic checks and approaches. Now for the 1st time 50 of the main used assessments are incorporated in PDA downloadable structure at the accompanying CD-ROM, providing you with unfastened digital entry to the attempt and process info so much wanted.
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The primary physiological function of blood is the exchange of substances between cells and the external environment. Blood also provides defense against infection and assists in the regulation of pH and temperature. Blood cells are composed of three basic types: red cells, white cells, and platelets. Red blood cells transport and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. White blood cells fight infection, and platelets maintain hemostasis. Blood cells have a limited lifespan and must be constantly manufactured by the body.
Obtain a 2-mL blood sample. 3. Do not agitate the tube. Agitation may cause RBC hemolysis. 4. Send tube to the lab. Clinical Implications and Indications 1. Increased with routine dosing of acetaminophen. 2. Highly elevated levels are found with acetaminophen overdose. BLOOD After Test: Apply pressure to venipuncture site. Explain that some bruising, discomfort, and swelling may appear at the site and that warm, moist compresses can alleviate this. Monitor for signs of infection. BLOOD ■ 46 Acetylcholine Receptor-Binding Antibodies Nursing Care: Before Test: Explain the test procedure and the purpose of the test.
4. What nursing care needs to be implemented? Crystal needs rehydration. Since she is refusing to suck and drink from the bottle, it is necessary to replace both water and electrolytes parenterally. Crystal needs careful assessment of her response to rehydration, along with evaluation of her continuing fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. A continued monitoring of her urine output may necessitate an indwelling catheter. If not, then a careful examination of her diaper wetting will be required. A follow-up blood draw to monitor Crystal’s electrolytes will likely be necessary.