Stressed and confused about pathophysiology? Time to develop your mastery: The newly updated P rofessional Guide to Pathophysiology, 4th Edition, is the go-to comprehensive guide that explains more than 400 disorders across all body systems -- from causes, symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and special considerations.
The ideal on-the-unit reference, certification exam review or backup to classroom materials, this is the expert-at-your-side support that both new and experienced nurses, and students at all levels of nursing study, cannot do without.
Empower your pathophysiology knowledge with this foundational, irreplaceable reference: NEW content on both normal physiology and disease states Easy-to-follow, consistent template that makes finding vital information quick and easy -- combines the best features of a disease reference with the best features of a full-color atlas Small keep-it-handy size that is ideal for on-the-spot reference Illustrations, algorithms, tables and text boxes such as Closer Look images and Prevention, Disease Block and Multisystem Disorder icons that clarify pathophysiological processes and anatomy, demonstrating difficult concepts Offers current top-level findings on: Foundational knowledge -- normal cellular physiology, followed by the pathologic deviations of diseaseCancer, infection, and fluid and electrolytesGenetics -- cellular/DNA components and functions, as well as tests, treatments, and care considerations for genetic abnormalitiesDiseases and disorders particular to each body system -- chapters organized by body systemLess common disordersDisease entries that offer the pathophysiologic foundations and rationale behind focused assessments, offering causes, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnostic tests, treatment, and special considerations Chapter features that emphasize important concepts and differences among disorders and among patient populations, for accurate assessments and treatments: Genetic Link, Age Alert, Clinical Alert, Life-Threatening Disorder and Confirming Diagnosis Expert guidance and practical insights on providing e ffective care for both common and less common disorders Excellent reference for studies and research in pathology, pathophysiology, and physiology -- helpful for creating nursing care plans Concise, detailed explanations of all major diseases -- reinforces and clarifies classroom teachings Easy-to-read, easy-to-retain information that translates easily from student text to must-have professional reference, offering students and new nurses the self-assurance to offer high-level care
About the Clinical Editor
Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP, CMSRN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Health Physicians in