What Should I Draw for These Lab Tests?
By Tina Golden
Laboratory testing begins with a doctor's order and is followed by specimen collection. In this activity, learners review doctors’ lab orders and select the blood collection tubes required for each patient.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.