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Diagnostic Tests.pptx

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Published by: Rashid Hussain on May 30, 2013
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Diagnostic Tests
 
Overview of noninvasive and invasivediagnostic testing
Diagnostic tests are either noninvasive or invasive.
Noninvasive
means the body is not enteredwith any type of instrument. The skin and other body tissues, organs, and cavities remain intact.
Invasive
 
means accessing the body’s tissue,
organ, or cavity through some type of instrumentation procedure.
 
Preparing a Client for DiagnosticTesting
Diagnostic testing is a critical element of assessment.
The nurse plays a key role in scheduling andpreparing the client for diagnostic testing.
‘‘
The emphasis of pretest is on appropriate testselection, proper patient preparation,individualized patient education, and emotional
support’’ (
Fischbach & Dunning, 2008, p. 9).

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