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Chapter-05 Diagnostic Test

BOOK TITLE: Clinical Record Book of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Author
ISBN
9789352702565
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14252_6
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
Chapter keywords
Diagnostic test, diagnostic evaluation, microbiological study, endoscopy, biopsy, pulmonary function test, electroencephalogram, arterial blood gas analysis

Abstract

A precise diagnosis is the corner-stone of treatment. It is the physician who formulates the diagnosis after elucidating all the facts. The nurse’s observation is of great importance, over a period of time when the patient shows some improvement in his condition. This chapter covers the diagnostic evaluation, microbiological studies, collect all specimen using aseptic technique, blood studies, urine studies, stool tests, papanicolaou test, electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, biopsy, pulmonary function test, electroencephalogram, arterial blood gas analysis, thoracentesis, and common nursing responsibilities.

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