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Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care:
What, When, and Are You Sure?


Diagnostic tests help clinicians appraise and revise disease probability for their patients. These tests should be ordered to answer specific questions. In this era of cost-effective health care, NPs need to be aware of the sensitivity and specificity of each test, as well as the associated appropriate use criteria. Information will be provided on radiographic imaging, nuclear imaging, cardiovascular testing, ultrasound imaging, among others, to maximize the practitioner’s ability to successfully order and interpret the most useful diagnostic tests for their acute care patients.