Part of the Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, Pathophysiology provides a fun, engaging study and review aid for this difficult subject. It uses visual cues to clearly explain topics such as a condition's at-risk population, pathogenesis, causes, modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors, clinical manifestations, prognosis and treatment modalities, as well as the nurse's responsibilities in educating the patient. Each chapter ends with NCLEX® examination-style review questions so that students may check their understanding of key topics. This guide provides the vital information students need to succeed in the classroom and in the clinical setting.
- Memory-reinforcing mnemonic devices and other engaging activities reinforce material.
- Frog-themed cartoon illustrations promote a light-hearted, engaging approach to learning.
- All 150 review questions include answers and rationales for both correct and incorrect answers.
- A new and improved full-color insert.
- Take Home Points highlight the most important points to study or to use in the clinical setting.
- Caution notes alert readers to urgent information about dangerous conditions and how to avoid them.
- Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching.
- Culture notes describe possible variations related to a patient's cultural background.
- Web links direct readers to the Internet for additional resources.
- A new chapter offers careful coverage of neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, and eating disorders.
- New topics include rheumatic heart disease, anemias and sickle cell disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.
- New information on burns includes a comprehensive care plan for patients with differing types of burns.
- Revised NCLEX® examination-style review questions include the new alternate item format questions, as well as 80 new questions.
- What You WILL LEARN highlights chapter objectives.
- Tell Us What YOU Think invites reader feedback.
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