open and copy my critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
and use it to study for this and subsequent classes in your nursing school
. pathophysiology is included in what you will study in med/surg along with the nursing interventions. the reason people are overwhelmed with med/surg when first presented with it is because all
the information you studied prior to the nursing is now going to be called into use. many people "conveniently" fail to review that information thinking that it is no longer necessary. wrong!
you are now going to start answering some important questions. why do those particular symptoms of a specific disease happen and why
does the doctor do a particular treatment or order a particular drug? also, you will need to answer why
nurses do some particular nursing intervention as opposed to another and the reasoning will have to do with the pathophysiology or perhaps the chemistry or biology involved. if you haven't learned the nursing process yet you will and it becomes a major force in responding to problem solving as an rn. critical thinking and the nursing process are intimately involved and one of the major learning objectives of your entire course. without critical thinking you cannot perform an rns job.
please bookmark this thread which has many useful websites to investigate medical diseases and conditions and their medical
treatment: Medical Disease Information/Treatment/Procedures/Test Reference Websites
- medical disease information/treatment/procedures/test reference websites.
your nursing textbooks will have the nursing care and nursing interventions.