Below are the topics, handouts, and notes for Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2. If you click on the title of a topic, you will be taken to the lecture files (mp3) for that topic. Alternatively, you may download the lectures by copying the Patho Pharm 2 podcast address into iTunes or another podcast program: http://www.patheyman.com/nursing/pp2.rss.
The podcasts in this section are reviews for the final exam. This section is also a place to put the syllabus and other class handouts.
Diabetes is a BIG topic. It's actually several diseases, all characterized by high blood sugar. You have to know the acute and chronic results of high blood sugar, plus the intricacies of the two major forms of the disease (which are nothing alike) AND the treatments and drugs.
This is the biggest unit this semester and extremely important. For those of you who don't deserve to be nurses, you'll get a chance to redeem yourself (hint, the answer is aspirin). This unit builds heavily on last semester and renal. Review the peripheral nervous system, inflammation, and anticoagulants/antiplatelets. You will also need to memorize the CK-MB and Troponin lab values. The unit is broken up into:
Falls into three main areas:
Upper GI (Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum)
Lower GI (Colon)
Accessory GI (Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas)
Review peripheral nervous system
Big CNS disorders: Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Parkinson's
Psych Drugs: Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, Hypnotics, Antipsychotics
Miscellaneous nervous disorders
DNA and Protein synthesis
Simple Mendelian genetics, polygenic inheritance, Multifactorial inheritance
Common genetic disorders
Cellular Adaptations and Neoplasms
Pathogenesis and Manifestations of Cancer
Basic Chemotherapy principles