Pediatric Diagnostic Labs for Primary Care: An Evidence-based Approach
Description of Pediatric Diagnostic Labs for Primary Care
This textbook helps nurses, physician assistants, medical students and residents to order appropriate tests and understand how to interpret them to improve their diagnostic reasoning. Children are not like adults, and interpreting of the results of their diagnostic laboratory tests requires knowledge of the biochemical and metabolic differences. Using a combination of information, questions and case studies, the book allows readers to gain an understanding of the key concepts of sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values, as well as the indications for diagnostic lab tests.
This textbook presents the state of art in testing across body systems and guidance on how to order and interpret diagnostic laboratory tests in pediatric patients. Each chapter includes learning objectives, tables and figures, as well as questions and references for further learning. This textbook provides an update for clinicians and is a valuable learning tool for students and new clinicians.
About the Author
Rita Marie John, EdD, DNP, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, is Special lecturer at Columbia University. Since 1980, she worked with underserved populations working in Newark and Plainfield, N. J., for most of her 40-year career as an NP. She has worked in primary care and emergency medicine. Dr. John joined the faculty of Columbia in 1997 and was the PNP program director until September 2018. She has also mentored DNP students.
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