I also am looking for suggestions for a lab/diagontic manual.
Our program lists Cavanaugh's Nurse's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
(or any similar lab & diagnostic manual) as required. Because I've had about a 50% success rate with agreeing with my instructors about which title I prefer when we're given a choice of several titles, I'm always curious to hear which titles others prefer when it comes to a particular type of books (drug guide, careplans, or in this case, lab & diagnostic manual). I don't think this text requirement is intended to be an "on-the-go" or "quick reference" and is geared perhaps more toward helping us with careplans.
We are not allowed to have digital devices (even camera free) for clinical, but I can use them for reference during lecture, lab and away from school, so I'm interested in recommendations (and reasons for your recommendation) for all formats -
* Manual / Guide similar to the suggested text.
One alternate that was suggested as Mosby's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
* Quick reference tools
(such as LabNotes
or perhaps even others less comprehensive? I'm already starting my own handy mini-reference sheet, but am always interested if there are other quick references that folks would highly recommend)
* Electronic resources
like those already mentioned by other posters
At this point, I'm particularly interested in getting a few suggestions for the textbook, but would welcome comments or suggestions on all three. Thanks in advance!