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Diagnostic Tests

Know all the information nurses need to understand about different diagnostic tests and laboratory exams. Learn about the nursing responsibilities and nursing considerations during each diagnostic procedure, indications, how to prepare your patient, your roles as a nurse, the nursing interventions and implications for each procedure, and know how to interpret the results.

Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)

Lumbar puncture, also known as spinal tap, is an invasive procedure where a hollow needle is inserted into the space surrounding the subarachnoid space in the lower back to obtain samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for qualitative analysis.
Bronchoscopy Nursing Diagnostics and Procedure Responsibilities

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is an invasive procedure that permits the direct examination of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi using either a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope or a rigid metal bronchoscope.
Computed Tomography Scan Nursing Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - Responsibilities, Procedures, and Nursing Considerations

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Computed tomography (CT), also known as computerized axial tomography (CAT), or CT scanning computerized tomography is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure that produces cross-sectional images of several types of tissue not clearly seen on a traditional X-ray.
Colonoscopy • Nursing Responsibilities and Procedures • Nurseslabs

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that utilizes a flexible fiberoptic colonoscope inserted into the rectum to allow visual examination of the large intestine (colon) lining

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