The quick and easy way to learn the concepts of pathophysiology -- and how to apply them to real-world situations
If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils pathophysiology down to its most essential, must-know points, your search ends here! Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of diseases and how they affect various body systems. You will also learn about symptoms and signs as well as critical diagnostic tests so you have the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as a nurse once you start your career.
Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and, NCLEX-style questions throughout the book. At the end is a comprehensive final exam that covers all the content found in Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified.
This fast and easy guide offers:
- Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
- Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options
- A final exam at the end of the book
- A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Pathophysiology of Nursing DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.
About the Authors
Helen Ballestas, PhD, RN, CRRN is an Assistant Professor at the Adelphi School of Nursing, where she teaches Pathophysiology and Medical-Surgical Nursing. She has written extensively, and has contributed to a number of quality books, including the Incredibly Easy series, Straight A's, and LWW's Nursing Series.
Carol Caico, PhD, CS, NP is Assistant Professor of Nursing at New York Institute of Technology and works as a nurse practitioner at Long Island Women's Healthcare. She has over 20 years of professional and teaching experience and is currently a peer reviewer for the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Neurologic System;
Chapter 2: Respiratory System;
Chapter 3: Cardiovascular System;
Chapter 4: Gastrointestinal System;
Chapter 5: Endocrine System;
Chapter 6: Genitourinary System;
Chapter 7: Musculoskeletal System;
Chapter 8: Integumentary System;
Chapter 9: Sensory System;
Chapter 10: Hematologic System;
Chapter 11: Cancer;
Chapter 12: Autoimmune System;
Chapter 13: Reproductive System