Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
by Theresa Capriotti DO MSN CRNP RN (Author)
Full-color illustrations compare normal anatomy and physiology to pathophysiology.
X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound pictures, nuclear studies, ECGs, pathology samples, anatomical diagrams, tables, figures, and algorithms illustrate key concepts.
Unique “Making the Connections” boxes link symptom, assessment finding, pathophysiologic mechanism, diagnostic test result, treatment, and nursing interventions.
“Clinical Concept” boxes throughout explain how key concepts apply to clinical practice.
Concise summaries at the end of each chapter cover the most important concepts of disease processes.
Flowcharts make it easy to follow pathophysiologic processes.
A special emphasis on the clinical applicability of pathophysiology develops the critical-thinking skills essential to selecting appropriate interventions.
Content on pathophysiologic mechanisms on a molecular level and genetic concepts in relevant disorders help students to understand common disease processes, diagnostic tests, and treatments based on altering cell mechanisms.