I have been a nurse for many years. I have never purchased this book during all the years of my nursing nor purchased it while in nursing school (the oooolllldddeeerrr version of course, lol). This book tells it all. I wished I had purchased this long ago. The tests go into great detail of what, how, why test are done. At this time I also have renal calculi. I am looking for new information on IVP's. I have had IVP's before, but I wanted to know if there were any new changes about the test. It explains in the book the reason's why an IVP is done, what is done during the procedure, how the patient may feel during the procedure, the side effects of the IVP such as having a reaction to the dye. Also explains what the patient needs to do prior to taking the IVP (24 hr prep). Tells you how long the time span from start to finish of the IVP.
This book covers everything about labs, radiology, etc. I just downloaded this on my Kindle, so I plan to do more reviewing when I look into it more. I looked over some of the labs tests and it goes into great detail of the tests.They even cover what color test tubes to use, if anyone is a new learner. I wished I had this a long time ago, working in ICU as we nurses draw labs on the patients and not the laboratory. It will give me more detailed information on labratory testing and any new changes. We have a lab book in ICU, but I swear it is not as good as this one. The book also makes it so easy to locate the information you need in a hurry.
I just wanted to get some type of review on here for people who are interested in purchasing the book.
So far I am very impressed and anyone wanting to purchase the book then I highly suggest you do. You can't go wrong with this book.