Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD
Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
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.
The largest full-color art program in the field illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes
Consistent presentations of each disease with pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment help you find the information you need quickly and easily.
Ten separate pediatric chapters cover the pathophysiologic effects on children.
Aging content is highlighted throughout the text.
An Introduction to Pathophysiology section at the beginning of the text provides a solid start to the basics of the study of disease.
Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders illustrate the disease process in an easy-to-understand format.
Nutrition and Disease boxes present evidence-based information on the relationship between health promotion through diet and disease.Updated content on leukocytes in pain modulation, seizure disorders, brain injuries and disorders, acute encephalopathies, reproductive disorders, and much more keep you at the cutting edge of this constantly changing field.
What’s New? boxes highlight the most current research and findings to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
New animations, review questions, Key Points, and an audio glossary have been added to the Evolve companion website to strengthen your understanding of key concepts.
Media Resources Lists encourage you to develop a study plan to master the important content in each chapter.
NEW! Teach These People about Pathophysiology questionspose questions directly from the patient’s point of view.
NEW! 30+ case scenariosfeature brief cases with short answer style questions to provide real-world examples of how content would be used in the clinical setting.NEW! Active headings carry more impact in breaking up question types with language such as "Match these Definitions" instead of "Matching" or "Respond to these Clinical Situations" instead of "Short Answer".NEW! Nearly 70 images from the main textbook are incorporated and used in "Explain the Pictures" and "Draw Your Answers" questions to help engage users with visual learning.