Pathophysiology is the study of physical and biological abnormalities which adversely affect homeostasis leading to ill health.
All nurses should have an in-depth understanding of acute and chronic illnesses and their effect on the human body. This knowledge together with critical thinking skills enables you to recognise and respond to signs and symptoms of patients’ conditions from a pathophysiological perspective.
The following series of videos introduce foundational concepts related to pathophysiology.
Pathophysiology Study Tips | How to Study for Pathophysiology in Nursing School (Patho)Learn how to study for pathophysiology (patho) in nursing school and what study guide I recommend for patho. Most nursing programs require students to take pathophysiology which is the study of how diseases or injuries affects the body and cause it to "act" abnormally. To be successful in pathophysiology, you must be familiar with the material you learned in anatomy and physiology because that material builds upon the material you will learn in pathophysiology. Patho can be a difficult class if you don't go into it with a study plan. In this video, I'm going to talk about why pathophysiology is a hard class and give you study tips on how to succeed in patho as a nursing student.
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What Is Pathophysiology, and How Does It Relate to Nursing?
Pathophysiology is a medical discipline that focuses on the function and symptoms of diseased organs, generally for purposes of diagnosis and patient care. Pathophysiology differs slightly from pathology, which studies all aspects of disease, not just organic function.
8 STUDY TIPS FOR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY?
Having a general working knowledge of how the human body works will help you in the long run. For example, knowing the overall structure and function of the heart will help you understand how heart failure affects the rest of the body.
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