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What chapter of your anatomy book has been most useful?

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by northmississippi northmississippi (Member) Member

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What section of your college anatomy book have you found to be most useable, and what area of nursing are you in? Thanks.

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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The AP chapters are ALL useful in nursing . AP covers the all body systems such as respiratory, neuro, skeletal, skin, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine ( I feel like I'm forgetting one more).

Since we take care of patients as a whole then we must focus on all the body systems. Depending what specialty you work you will focus on more on one body systems then another. For example OB nurses its more focused on reproductive system. Tele nurses focus mainly on cardiovascular.

Hope this helps.

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The AP chapters are ALL useful in nursing . AP covers the all body systems such as respiratory, neuro, skeletal, skin, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine ( I feel like I'm forgetting one more).

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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Thanks !!!! I had a brain fart for a second.

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Aymese has 6 years experience and specializes in cardiac (CCU/Heart Transplant, cath lab).

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CV, renal, endocrine

I work in the cath lab

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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Pretty much the entire book. You can't discuss one system without mentioning another body system. They all interrelate and are dependent on one another.

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noahsmama specializes in pediatrics, public health.

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I have to answer "all of them" too. I'd say that for peds, understanding the respiratory system is especially important because so many peds hospitalizations are for respiratory issues. But I've also dealt with pts with GI issues, neuro issues, endocrine issues (esp. diabetes), skin issues, heart or other circulatory issues, etc. Any part of the body can malfunction or become infected, so you need to understand all of them!

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MrWarmHearted specializes in Emergency.

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Based on your question, it would be safe to assume you are not in nursing school (yet). A&P is the basic foundation of any nursing/medical program - it teaches how a body "should" work. Nursing/medical school discusses some of the many things that can go wrong with the body and current interventions that can be performed.

Before you can run, you have to learn to walk. So you better learn your A&P well

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