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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice
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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice

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August 2016 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is not available as a print inspection copy. To download an E-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative.

Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the complete A&P learning resource for nurses.

Effective, holistic nursing is impossible without a firm grasp of how the human body functions but knowledge of the scientific theory on its own is not enough. Using the person-centred practice framework as a guiding principle, this book brings anatomy and physiology to life combining the best of print and online learning into one integrated package.

Key features

  • Connects theory with nursing practice exploring the science from the perspective of a fictional family
  • Supported by a rich array of video material including interactive figures, animations and mini-tutorials – perfect for visual learners
  • Full of engaging activities designed to complement self-directed learning
  • A bank of 170 online multiple choice questions and over 800 flashcards – ideal for revision and consolidating knowledge
  • Written with the needs of nurses firmly in mind, focusing on the essential information

More than just a book!

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938465)

Each purchase includes 12 months access to an interactive eBook version which seamlessly blends the traditional textbook format with the best of online learning. Students can study when and how they want and make use of additional tools including search, highlighting, annotation note sharing and much more.

The book is also supported by a SAGE Edge website containing complete access to videos, animations, student revision material and action plans. Lecturer resources to support your teaching, including downloadable figures from the book and a test bank of questions for assessment use, are also available. Visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialaandp to find out more.

*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

 
Introduction: How to use this book
Introductory science  
Units and numerals  
Descriptors of the body  
Terminology and abbreviations  
Spelling variations  
 
Part 1- Introductory Concepts
 
Homeostasis in Person-Centred Practice
 
The Human Cell
 
Genetic and Epigenetic Control of Biological Systems
 
The Human Microbiome and Health
 
Part 2- Control and Coordination
 
The Nervous System: Control of Body Function
 
Special and General Senses: Responding to the Environment
 
Endocrine System: Control of Internal Functions
 
Preservation of the Internal Environment
 
The Digestive System: Nutrient Supply and Waste Elimination
 
Metabolism and Liver Function
 
Respiratory System: Gaseous Exchange
 
Renal System: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance
 
Internal Transport: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
 
Support and Protection of the Internal Environment
 
Immune System: Internal Protection
 
Skin and Temperature Regulation
 
Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
 
The Next Generation
 
Reproductive System
 
Development through the Life Span

Supplements

Click for online resources

The SAGE Edge site offers a whole host of resources that can be accessed anywhere, from the convenience of your phone, tablet device or laptop. 

On this SAGE Edge site you will find the following materials:


For students:

Multiple Choice Questions
Interactive Glossary with Audio
Chapter Glossaries
Interactive Figures
Flashcards
Useful Video Links
Useful Weblinks

For lecturers:

Customisable Testbank
Selected illustrations from the book, available to download
List of useful video links 

excellent use of case studies which students can use throughout the course and use for 'apply' and 'evaluate'

Mr Rob Holton
Southend Campus, South Essex College - Basildon
November 22, 2016

This book is an excellent resource as it explains anatomy and physiology simply and has colourful diagrams. It is unique in the use of a fictional family that you can relate your understanding to. It also has sections on terminologies and abbreviations to assist student nurses.

Miss charlotte beline
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
November 8, 2016

Not child specific but a useful text otherwise.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 25, 2016

A good overview of Anatomy and physiology, put into a clinical content for nursing students. This is an easy book t use, and uses clinical and physiological language but in such a clear and concise manner it is easy to understand even for those at the beginning of their training.

Miss Jennifer Klunder
Sch Nursing,Midwifery,Soc Wrk & Soc Sc, Salford University
October 6, 2016

The cross-referencing of physiology helps avoid the temptation for students to try to understand systems in silos. However, there are some typos and Q3 in the endocrine system quiz has a wrong answer! Insulin does not raise blood sugar.

Julie Birrell
School of Healthcare Sciences (Wrexham), Bangor University
October 3, 2016

This book provided practical application of a topic that many pre-reg nursing students struggle with. The fact that the authors are from a nursing background is evident throughout and provides scenarios that they can relate to.

Miss Esther Ruth Beck
School of Nursing, Ulster University
September 24, 2016

Easy to read and follow, useful for those wishing to recap or start your learning.

Mr James Ridley
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
September 12, 2016

The content is delivered in a logical and clear way that will support students to link theory to practice giving them a sound knowledge base to support their clinical decision making

Mrs Judith Green
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
August 22, 2016

This is an excellent foundation text, and its real strength is the use of the family case study to apply concepts. An invaluable textbook

Miss Gabby Rowley-Conwy
Department of Nursing, Swansea University
July 6, 2016

Well written and excellent resource, for students in the allied health profession

Janet Micallef
Faculty of Health Manchester, Edge Hill University
July 1, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5: The Nervous System


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