Offering helpful learning aids that boost your understanding and retention, this colorfully illustrated, enjoyable text offers all the vitals: cell development, the infection process, cancer warning signs, abnormal cell growth, and more. Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and plentiful illustrations, this supportive guide is the ideal study partner and on-the-job reference for new nurses, students, and all healthcare practitioners.Be expertly guided into a solid foundation in pathophysiology, with:
- NEW and updated content in a quick-read, bulleted format
- End-of-book learning support that includes a “Practice Makes Perfect” practice test
- Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations that outline core terms and concepts, with easy-to-retain definitions for:
- Pathophysiology basics – cellular structure; how cells reproduce, age, and die; adaptive cell changes; the concept of homeostasis and how it affects the body; the causes of disease; and the disease development process
- Infection, cancer, and genetics – the body’s defense mechanisms against infection, types of infective microorganisms and how they invade the body, common infectious disease pathophysiology, classifications of cancer, warning signs of cancer, the cancer metastasis process, the role of genes and chromosomes, how cells divide, and genetic abnormalities
- Cancer as it affects individual body systems – cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal system, hematologic, immune, integumentary, sensory, and reproductive system
Special chapter features include:
- Just the facts – a quick summary of content at the start of each chapter
- “Nurse Joy and Jake” – expert insights that explain key concepts, provide important care reminders, and offer reassurance
- Now I get it – illustrations and flowcharts that explain difficult concepts
- Battling illness – the latest treatments for diseases and disorders
- The genetic link – connections between genetics and many common disorders
- Memory joggers – memory tricks and other aids that help you understand and remember difficult concepts
- That’s a wrap – a quick review of chapter content
- Quick quiz – multiple-choice questions after each chapter that help you retain knowledge
About the Clinical Editors
Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI, is Vice President for Communication and Marketing at Connect: RN2ED in Beavercreek, Ohio and Professor of Nursing at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Nicole Heimgartner, DNP, RN, COI, is Vice President for Business and Finance at Connect: RN2ED in
Beavercreek, Ohio, and is Adjunct Faculty at Mercy College School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio.
Carolyn Gersch, PhD, RN, CNE, is Vice President for Operations and Procedures at Connect: RN2ED, in
Beavercreek, Ohio, and Director of Nursing Education at Ohio Institute of Allied Health in Dayton, Ohio.