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Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4e

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Description

A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals,Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, andEmergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice.

Key Features 

  • Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background.
  • Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge.
  • Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review.
  • Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings.
  • Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research.
  • Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients.
  • Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders.
  • Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment.
  • Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter.
  • Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more.
  • A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more.
ISBN 9781437709650
Language English
Pages 736
Type Paperback
Book Author(s) Gould, Barbara E.