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Author Blann, Andrew D., author.

Title Routine blood results explained / Andrew Blann
Edition Third revised edition
Published Keswick, Cumbria : M & K Update Ltd, 2013


Description 1 online resource (163 pages)
Contents Cover; Prelims; Contents; Prefaces; Introduction; Part 1 Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Immunology; Chapter 1 The red blood cell; Chapter 2 The white blood cell; Chapter 3 Coagulation; Chapter 4 Blood transfusion; Chapter 5 Immunology; Part 2 Biochemistry; Chapter 6 Water, urea and electrolytes; Chapter 7 Investigation of renal function; Chapter 8 Investigation of liver function and plasma proteins; Chapter 9 Atherosclerosis and its risk factors; Chapter 10 Calcium, bone and musculoskeletal disease; Chapter 11 Investigation of thyroid function; Chapter 12 Blood gases and pH
Part 3 Case reportsChapter 13 Case reports in primary care; Chapter 14 Case reports in secondary care; Part 4 Appendices; Appendix 1:Special situations (pregnancy, the neonate, and the elderly); Appendix 2:Physiotherapy and podiatry; Appendix 3:Adult reference ranges; Index
Summary Now in its third edition, this essential handbook for nurses and allied health professionals gives clear, simple explanations of blood results, focusing on routinely requested investigations. There have been many changes since the second edition - from alterations in units (such as g/L for haemoglobin, rather than g/dL) to the merging of haematology with biochemistry, blood transfusion and immunology to form blood science. Accordingly, in this new edition there are more details of immunology, immunological diseases, and the blood tests involved. These changes reflect the new roles which nurses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blood -- Analysis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Hematology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Blood -- Analysis.
Reference values (Medicine)
Hematologic Tests -- Case Reports
Blood Chemical Analysis -- Case Reports
Reference Values -- Case Reports
Hematologic Tests
Blood Chemical Analysis
Reference Values
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Clinical.
Reference values (Medicine)
Blood -- Analysis
Genre/Form Case studies
Handbooks and manuals
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781907830884