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Biomarkers: An Important Clinical Assessment Tool

Pierce, Janet D. DSN, APRN, CCRN; McCabe, Shannon BS; White, Nicole BSN, RN, CCRN; Clancy, Richard L. PhD

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 9 - p 52–58
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418926.83718.28
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Helping clinicians to predict, diagnose, and monitor disease.

All health care professionals should be aware of what biomarkers are, how they are used, and the effects of their use on patient outcomes.

Janet D. Pierce is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing in Kansas City, where Richard L. Clancy is professor emeritus. Shannon McCabe is a research assistant in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas in Kansas City and Nicole White is an RN studying to be a nurse anesthetist in the Department of Anesthesia at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Contact author: Janet D. Pierce, jpierce@kumc.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814-4799, is the awarding (award number: HU0001-11-1-TS09) and administering office. This research was sponsored by the TriService Nursing Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; however, the information or content and conclusions do not necessarily represent the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the TriService Nursing Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.