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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice

Second Edition
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December 2020 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential guide to anatomy and physiology for nursing students.

The new edition of Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice brings together text, video, full-colour illustrations, interactive activities, and more, to provide nursing students with a comprehensive introduction to understanding the healthy functioning of the human body. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new videos, improved online support, revised learning activities, and clear explanations that will help nursing students feel confident when learning anatomy and physiology for the first time.

Key Features:

  • Students can use their phone or tablet to scan QR codes throughout the book and instantly watch informative animations, mini-tutorials, and other useful videos.
  • Introduces all the essential anatomy and physiology information in a carefully structured way, helping students to steadily build their knowledge and successfully apply it to nursing practice.
  • All content is based around the person-centred nursing framework and a fictional family is used throughout to demonstrate how the biology applies to real people, helping students to apply the A&P knowledge directly to real-life nursing situations.
  • Supported by new and improved online teaching and learning resources, including a teaching guide to the resources, a fully revised testbank, over 250 downloadable figures from the book, and a host of student resources such as multiple-choice questions and over 800 glossary flashcards to help aid revision.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice is essential reading for all nursing students and nursing associate students learning anatomy and physiology for the first time.

 
Introduction
 
Part 1: Introductory Concepts
 
Chapter 1: Homeostasis in Person-Centred Nursing
 
Chapter 2: The Human Cell
 
Chapter 3: Genetic and Epigenetic Control of Biological Systems
 
Chapter 4: The Human Microbiome and Health
 
Part 2: Control and Coordination
 
Chapter 5: The Nervous System: Control of Body Function
 
Chapter 6: Special and General Senses: Responding to the Environment
 
Chapter 7: The Endocrine System: Control of Internal Functions
 
Part 3: Preservation of the Internal Environment
 
Chapter 8: The Digestive System: Nutrient Supply and Waste Elimination
 
Chapter 9: Metabolism and Liver Function
 
Chapter 10: The Respiratory System: Gaseous Exchange
 
Chapter 11: The Renal System: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid–Base Balance
 
Chapter 12: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems: Internal Transport
 
Part 4: Support and Protection of the Internal Environment
 
Chapter 13: The Immune System: Internal Protection
 
Chapter 14: Skin and Temperature Regulation
 
Chapter 15: The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
 
Part 5: The Next Generation
 
Chapter 16: The Reproductive Systems
 
Chapter 17: Development through the Life Span
 
Glossary
 
Appendices

Supplements

Access the online resources

Watch this video guide to using the online resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnLcJxdoVio

Instructor Resources (Log-in needed)

  • A Teaching Guide to the resources
  • Video Teaching Support - Video URLs and accompanying questions
  • Test bank - a set of questions, for directed learning or assessment purposes.
  • Downloadable image bank (over 250 diagrams and figures from the book for use in slides or as printouts.)
  • VLE/LMS Download: Upload all the lecturer and student resources into your institution’s virtual learning environment (i.e. Blackboard or Moodle), and customise the content to suit your teaching needs

Student Resources (Free to access)

  • Video links - URLs of the videos featured in the book
  • 170+ Multiple-Choice Questions - designed for revision and exam preparation
  • Over 800 glossary flashcards with an audio function to check pronunciation of unfamiliar terms
  • Recommended readings and weblinks
  • Answers to end of chapter questions 

The QR codes in this book are great, very easy to use and give immediate online access to the material that you are studying. I just scan and have the videos playing on my phone and can link it to the page of the book that I am working through with no confusion.

Louise Ormond, Nursing Student, University of West Scotland

The book is very informative and gives you detailed insight into the topic. The QR codes were easy to scan and the videos came up very quickly after scanning. The QR codes allow you to look further into the topic and because you are using a device and the paper copy of the book, you are able to look at the book and watch the video at the same time.

Katy McWilliams, Nursing Student, University of West Scotland

Straight forward text to read and follow- I refer this text to year 1 nursing students of all fields. Feedback from the students- they generally like this book as it is straight forward to understand and follow.

Mr David Price
Nursing, University of West London
January 28, 2021

I have found this text works very well in conjunction with Essentials of Nursing Practice and Essentials of Pathophysiology. It provides a sound resource for students who have previously studied A&P and a foundation for those who are new to the subject.

Mr Wayne Arnett
Nursing, Winchester University
January 28, 2021

Decision on adoption of the title cannot be provided at this stage. Will consider later on in 2021

Really great, comprehensive book for the nursing schemes which whilst comprehensive is not overly daunting. Presents all aspects of the essentials of A&P in a very easy-to-understand way with some great illustrations. Contains exactly what you would hope of such a text.

Mr James Taylor
College of Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University
January 19, 2021

Quickly became the 'go to' book for students following recommendation. An excellent Anatomy & Physiology book.

Mr Richard James Clark
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
December 11, 2020

Really easy to use and great for students

Miss Donna Doherty
Nursing, Staffordshire University
December 9, 2020

I very much enjoy this book and have recommended for several of the nursing modules. I use it for prep every day

Mrs Jayne Firestone
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
August 5, 2020

Neal Cook

Dr Neal Cook is a Reader and the Associate Head of School at the School of Nursing, Ulster University and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Neal is also President of the European Association of Neuroscience Nurses and an Executive Board Member of the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Neal has taught anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students across a number of courses since he commenced working in higher education. Neal is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor, teaching life support courses in Health and Social Care Trusts and in the University. He has worked... More About Author

Andrea Shepherd

Andrea Shepherd is a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing, Ulster University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has taught anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to undergraduate nursing students across a number of courses since she commenced working in higher education. Andrea is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor, teaching life support courses in Health and Social Care Trusts and in the University. She has worked in the fields of critical care and orthopaedics since registering as a nurse, becoming a specialist practitioner and subsequently moving into education. She currently takes a lead role in adult pre... More About Author

Jennifer Boore

Professor Jennifer Boore is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, Ulster University. Jenny started her career as a registered nurse, followed by becoming a midwife. She practiced as a nurse and midwife in the UK and Australia for some years before returning and beginning her first degreein human biology. After working as a clinicalteacher with the degree students she obtained a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchesterand completed her PhD on pre-operative preparation of patients. From 1977 to 1984 Jenny worked as a Lecturer in Nursing at the Universities of Edinburgh and Hull and was then appointed as Professor... More About Author

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