Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance

by Ian Peate & Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Date: June 08, 2015

ISBN: 9781118746271

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.

Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses.

Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout
Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way
Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need
Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter
Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations viii

Acknowledgements ix

How to use your revision guide x

About the companion website xi

Part I Foundations 1

1 The genome 2

2 Homeostatic mechanisms 4

3 Fluid compartments 6

4 Cells and organelles 8

5 Transport systems 10

6 Blood 12

7 Inflammation and immunity 14

8 Tissues 16

Part 2 The nervous system 19

9 The brain and nerves 20

10 Structures of the brain 22

11 The spinal cord 24

12 The blood supply 26

13 The autonomic nervous system 28

14 Peripheral nervous system 30

Part 3 The heart and vascular system 33

15 The heart 34

16 Blood flow ...