cardiac and hematologic test

  1. hello
    I am a struggle nursing student in need of help. cardiac and hematologic test is coming up soon. Can anyone give some help? What area do I need to concentrate on, a resource for study, or questions and answers.

    Please help
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  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    is there anything particular about cardiovascular function and hematology that you don't understand?
  4. by   vanessa b
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    is there anything particular about cardiovascular function and hematology that you don't understand?
    the area of study is Concepts of inflammation and the immune response, assessment of the cardiovascular systems, assessment of the hematologic system, interventions for clients ith hematologic problems. Can you possibly give a resource to study from? Medical Surgical Nursing by Ignatavicius & Workman is the book I use. There is not a particular area of trouble.
  5. by   Daytonite
    b.s. . .i suggest you go back to your course syllabus and course objectives to see what is specifically listed to give you a guideline of what you need to know. you should also have a copy of a good nclex review book similar to saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn examination, 3rd edition, by linda anne silvestri which has a chapter on cardiovascular problems and you can find specific hematology or immunology subjects through the index in the back of the book. they list the signs and symptoms and nursing interventions of diseases. there are also nclex type questions included for study. another book that might be helpful is pathophysiology: a 2-in-1 resource for nurses by mosby which also has chapters on cardiovascular and hematologic diseases. beside the pathophysiology and medical treatment, it also gives nursing interventions. for thumbnail outlines of the medical diagnosis, testing and medical treatment of cardiac and hematologic diseases, use the family practice notebook sites and link into the chapters of interest or you can search for specific diseases with the search box in the left upper corner of every page: and it would probably also be a very good idea to review these subject areas in a pathophysiology textbook.

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  6. by   NurseguyFL
    The resources quoted by Daytonite are excellent! Many pathophysiology and med surg textbooks go into a lot of detail but they don't always explain the material in a way that is easily understood. Pathophysiology: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses is a great book because it explains everything so well that you will understand most of the material even after reading it once.

    Another excellent pathophysiology resource for nursing students is the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy magazine (published by Lippincott). Even as an experienced nurse, I LOVE this magazine because it is written in a format that makes even the most complicated subjects very clear, and the illustrations in the articles make it even better. The subscription is cheap, and its well worth the investment because it will really help you with your exams and research papers, no matter which system you are studying.