I was at Barnes and Noble today and I opened up one of their Pathophysiology texts, It was pretty thick, just like your standard nursing textbook. It's layout was nice, the left page was a disease, and the right page was an associated diagram.
It wasn't overly detailed, but just enough to understand what was going on.
I'm in my second semester of my ADN program. We're basically doing patho this semester and next semester. So far we've covered F&E, Hemorrhage, wounds. We're going to be getting into shock.
We are given a general disease to look up and create a care plan on every week, for example, hysterectomy, diverticulitis, cholecystitis.
In general i'm a Anatomy and Physiology nerd, so I don't have a hard time understanding these things, but I figured it might be a good reference.
This book was $70.00 though. They had a reference guide (no pictures), but that was $40.00.
Do you think that this book will help me, or do you think it will just be something that will sit around, unopened?