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Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students at a Glance

Peate, Ian

Wiley Series on Cognitive Dynamic Systems


2. Edition April 2022
176 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-75720-7
John Wiley & Sons

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Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students at a Glance

The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise, simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.

Everything you need to know about anatomy and physiology ... at a Glance!

An ideal introduction and revision guide for anatomy and physiology

As part of the popular At a Glance series, Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing & Healthcare Students provides a wonderful introduction to the topic and is written with the student nurse in mind. This is also a useful reference guide for any healthcare professional looking for a quick refresher on the human body. The book strikes a balance between being succinct without being superficial, with concise writing that provides an overview of anatomy and physiology. Helping nurses develop practical skills and deliver increasingly complex care for patients through the study of how the body functions, readers will also find:
* A user-friendly approach that includes bite-size pieces of information and full-colour diagrams to help students retain, recall, and apply facts to their practice
* Clinical practice points that aim to encourage readers to relate to the theoretical concepts in practice
* New to the second edition: a chapter on anatomical terms and emphasising the importance of the correct anatomical terminology in communication between healthcare professionals
* Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter

This quick and easy-to-digest introduction to anatomy and physiology is the perfect textbook for nursing students in all fields of practice, allied healthcare students including paramedics and physiotherapists, and newly qualified nurses and nursing associates. It is also an ideal reference book for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. The book is also available in a range of digital formats which allows for easy access on the go.

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How to use your revision guide and the companion website

Part 1 Foundations

1 Anatomical terms

2 Genetics and genomics

3 Homeostasis

4 Fluid compartments

5 Cells and organelles

6 Transport systems

7 Blood

8 Inflammation and immunity

9 Tissues

Part 2 The nervous system

10 The brain and nerves

11 The structures of the brain

12 The spinal cord

13 The blood supply

14 The autonomic nervous system

15 The peripheral nervous system

Part 3 The heart and vascular system

16 The heart

17 Blood flow through the heart

18 The conducting system

19 Nerve supply to the heart

20 The structure of the blood vessels

21 The blood pressure

22 The lymphatic circulation

Part 4 The respiratory system

23 The respiratory tract

24 Pulmonary ventilation

25 Control of breathing

26 Gas exchange

Part 5 The gastrointestinal tract

27 The upper gastrointestinal tract

28 The lower gastrointestinal tract

29 The liver, gall bladder and biliary tree

30 The pancreas and spleen

31 Digestion

Part 6 The urinary system

32 The kidney (microscopic)

33 The kidney (macroscopic)

34 The ureters, bladder and urethra

35 The formation of urine

Part 7 The male reproductive system

36 The external male genitalia

37 The prostate gland

38 Spermatogenesis

Part 8 The female reproductive system

39 The female internal reproductive organs

40 The external female genitalia

41 The female breast

42 The menstrual cycle

Part 9 The endocrine system

43 The endocrine system

44 The thyroid and adrenal glands

45 The pancreas and gonads

Part 10 The musculoskeletal system

46 Bone structure

47 Bone types

48 Joints

49 Muscles

Part 11 The skin

50 The skin

51 The skin appendages

52 Epithelialisation

53 Granulation

Part 12 The senses

54 Sight

55 Hearing

56 Olfaction

57 Gustation


Appendix 1 Normal physiological values

Appendix 2 Prefixes and suffixes

Appendix 3 Glossary

Further reading

Ian Peate, OBE FRCN, Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University; Visiting Professor of Nursing, St George's University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Hertfordshire, and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing.

I. Peate, University of Hertfordshire, UK