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Blood investigations in acute care

Gary Creed

in Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199564385
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191768378 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.10
Blood investigations in acute care

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Chapter 10 discusses blood investigations in acute care, and covers urea and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, urea, and creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), liver function tests, cardiac function tests (cardiac markers), glucose, amylase, magnesium, calcium, full blood count to include white blood cells, red blood cells, haemoglobin, and platelets, marker of infection and inflammation (C-reactive protein (CRP)), and coagulation assessment.

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Subjects: Critical Care ; Nursing Skills

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