Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Quick Look Nursing: Pathophysiology

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Quick Look Nursing: Pathophysiology

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Quick Look Nursing: Pathophysiology by Eileen M. Crutchlow, EdD, APRN, Pamela J. Dudac, MS, MSN, APRN, Suzanne MacAvoy, EdD, APRN, and Bernadette R. Madara, EdD, APRN; Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2002; 273 pages, $24.95

The Quick Look Nursing series provides core curriculum information in an easily accessible format. Intended for basic degree nursing students, these books can be used as supplements to textbooks and lectures, as handy reference guides for clinical rotations, and as study aids to prepare for the NCLEX examination.

This well-organized, handy reference on pathophysiology is designed to provide quick, up-to-date information on a variety of common disease processes. Of the 10 main sections, seven are based on body systems - renal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune. The other sections are devoted to the anemias, fluid and electrolyte balance, and orthopedics.

Within each major section, separate chapters address specific issues, diseases, or organs. Each chapter begins with a chart or diagram of definitions, common laboratory values, or disease pathology/progression, depending on the content. Then the authors provide an overview of anatomy and physiology for each body system and briefly discuss potential health problems. The remaining chapters provide in-depth information about specific diseases, including management strategies and goals for treatment. The Nervous System section, for example, covers altered levels of consciousness and increased intracranial pressure, seizures and infections, trauma, cerebrovascular accidents, and degenerative disorders. …

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