Pathophysiology☺Spring 2013 - page 3

Anyone taking patho this semester? Anyone have wisdom to share on the subject? I, for one, am scared. I'm hoping this sensation will pass, but at the moment it is hanging on tight. I've heard bad... Read More

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    Quote from Ladylynn6
    Since we're sharing ( ) the book we're using is Understanding Pathophysiology by Sue E. Huether, RN PhD. Like I said, it's a tough book, which is one of the reasons why I'm glad I've got a great instructor.

    My next lecture, on Wednesday, is going to be on Fluids & Electrolytes. I suppose it would be a good idea for me to read the chapter.
    My instructor posted the first chapter of that book. She really likes that book, but I guess they liked Pathophosiology for the Health Professions better. My school uses all Elsevier/Evolve ebooks.

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    I enjoyed my first Patho class. We created several concept maps and applied and linked together what we learned in the book. Those who hadn't read the assigned chapters were really lost and behind. There was a noticeable difference between the prepared students and the unprepared students.
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    I took Pathophysiology online. There was not a lab component. In the program I am in Patho is part of the first semester of the nursing core. Our class used Pathophysiology for the Health Professions. I did not purchase a study guide. I just read and re-read the book. I found the text to be thorough enough that I did not need or use any supplemental study aids. I finished the class with a high A.
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    I have my first test on Tuesday, and I'm nervous. I faintly remember covering some of this in A&P, but it is just a lot to study. In all it covers cell functions and adaptations, fluids and electrolytes, acid-base balance, and inflammation. I feel like this is the big leagues, because I haven't received a study guide or test review. Not like you should depend on those anyway, but apparently my past professors have been nicer. Mostly I'm just nervous because it is the first test and I don't know what to expect as far as how the questions are written. If I can just remember the normal ranges of sodium, potassium, and calcium I'll be happy.
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    Good luck on your test!
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    Good luck, wordsofmymouth! Our first test is a week from Wednesday, covering the same things as yours.
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    I hope you guys did well on your tests. I did really well on mine. Many/most of the questions were like this: "Mr. John went to the doctor complaining of this, this, and this. His lab results were: sodium ___, potassium ___, calcium ___, pH ___. What is most likely wrong with Mr. John?"It is a different style of questions than I've had before, but I like it.
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    We had some questions like yours and some questions in the same style I saw in A&P II, II, and micro. I did well on my test, and I'm happy. There's always room for improvement, but considering the couple of weeks I had prior to that test, I'm proud of myself.

    What are you working on now?
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    When I took pathophysiology, my exam questions were also scenario based. I just found reading the book several times (while taking my own notes) and looking at diagrams for certain disease processes really helped. Good luck!
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    Our tests are a little different. The instructors give us a few case studies and we know the disease processes we'll be tested on. From there, the test was really open ended and expect a higher understanding of the disease process. Expect to give a rationale for anything you write down.

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