Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards
Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards,
Edition 2 Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses
By JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN and Tom Gaglione, MSN, RN

Publication Date: 16 June 2010

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Use this set of colorful cards to learn and remember pathophysiology! With 96 full-color cartoons covering pathophysiologic concepts, Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards, 2nd Edition uses humor and mnemonics to make review easier and more fun. These durable, detachable cards are useful in preparing for the NCLEX® or classroom exams, as a clinical reference, for writing care plans, or for patient teaching information. Created by nursing educators JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, and Tom Gaglione, RN, MSN, this convenient study tool may be used as either a spiral-bound notebook or as individual flashcards.

Key Features

  • Unique! 96 full-color illustrated mnemonics cover key pathophysiology concepts.
  • Sturdy, spiral-bound cards offer durability as well as portability.
  • Colored tabs make it easy to find topics.
  • Concise What You Need to Know monographs on each card provide more detailed information and specific nursing implications.
  • Unique! Color highlights emphasize four central topics:
    • Serious/life-threatening implications in pink
    • Common clinical findings in blue
    • Important nursing implications in yellow
    • Patient teaching in green

New Features

    24 new or revised cartoons cover contemporary and timely pathophysiology topics, including these new cards:

    • HIV in Children and Infants
    • Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract -- Breathing vs. Gas Exchange
    • Pneumonia
    • Rh Factor
    • Insulin -- What Does It Do?
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
    The image collection, now part of the Evolve Instructor Resources, allows instructors access to the complete set of 96 full-color illustrations from Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards with qualified adoption.
    About the author
    By JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, President/CEO, Nursing Education Consultants, Chandler, AZ; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, Nurse Educator, Seymour, Texas and Tom Gaglione, MSN, RN, New Life Foundation, Task Force for Children with HIV and Leprosy, Chiangmai, Thailand
    Table of Contents

    Body's Self-Defense
    Normal Immune Response
    Characteristics of Immune Response
    HIV in Children and Infants  NEW!
    Cellular Proliferation
    Pulmonary System
    Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract -- Breathing vs. Gas Exchange  NEW!
    Alveolar-Capillary Gas Exchange
    Common Symptoms of Pulmonary Problems
    Hypercapnia and Respiratory Acidosis
    Carbon Dioxide Narcosis and COPD
    Oxygen Toxicity
    Cor Pulmonale
    Pneumonia  NEW!
    Cardiovascular System
    Common Symptoms of Cardiac Problems
    Cardiac Output
    Cardiac Ischemia
    Heart Failure
    Valvular Dysfunction
    Cardiac Conduction System
    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Congenital Heart Defects
    Cardiac Tamponade
    Hypovolemic Shock
    Cardiogenic Shock
    Common Hematologic Problems
    Blood Cells and Plasma
    Blood Cells
    ABO Blood Grouping
    Rh Factor  NEW!
    Platelets, Plugs, and Clotting Factor
    Abnormal White Blood Cell (WBC) Production
    Endocrine System
    Negative Feedback Control of Hormones
    Factors That Influence Insulin Production
    Insulin -- What Does It Do?  NEW!
    Somogyi Effect
    Dawn Phenomenon
    Cushing's Syndrome
    Addison's Disease
    Aging and Endocrine System Function
    Musculoskeletal System
    Common Clues to Musculoskeletal Woes
    Types of Fractures
    Joint Movement
    Inflammatory Joint Disease
    Congenital Musculoskeletal Defects and Deformities
    Joint Degeneration -- Osteoarthritis
    Aging and Musculoskeletal System Function
    Sensory System
    Alterations in Ocular Movements -- Visual Dysfunction
    Alterations in Visual Acuity
    Alterations in Refraction
    Normal Ear
    Hearing Loss
    Ear Infections
    Nervous System
    Problems in the Central Nervous System (CNS)
    Blood-brain Barrier
    Cranial Nerves
    Brain Hemisphere Function
    CNS Trauma -- Coupe and Contrecoup
    CNS Inflammation and Infection
    CNS Degenerative Diseases
    Neurogenic Shock
    Gastrointestinal System
    Intake and Output
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Gastrointestinal Distention
    Fecal Characteristics
    Digestion and Absorption
    Obstructions in the Gastrointestinal System
    Hepatic and Biliary Systems
    Common Symptoms of Hepatic and Biliary Problems
    Bilirubin Metabolism
    Renal and Urologic System
    Alterations in Renal and Urinary Function
    Renal Function -- Renin-Angiotensin
    Glomerular Filtration
    Aging and Renal Function
    Erectile Dysfunction  NEW!
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)  NEW!
    Reproductive System

    Menstrual Alterations
    Disorders of the Penis and Scrotum
    Menstrual Cycle
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Integumentary System
    Primary Skin Lesions
    Secondary Skin Lesions
    Burn Wound Depth
    Aging and Skin Changes

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780323067478
    Page Count: 202
    Illustrations: 96 illus.
    Retail Price: €21.99
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