Study Guide: Hypertension
1. What cardiac event does the systolic pressure represent? Diastolic?
The systolic pressure peaks during cardiac systole (when its pumping)
Diastolic blood pressure is the lowest pressure durin
Study Guide: Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders
1. What etiologies and clinical signs/symptoms are common to all obstructive pulmonary
a. Dyspnea, wheezing, increased work of breathing, V/Q mismatch, decreased FEV1
Study Guide: Coronary Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes
How does atherosclerosis contribute to coronary artery disease and acute coronary
syndromes? What atherosclerotic events are responsible for the progressi
Study Guide: Shock
1. Explain how impaired oxygen use contributes to cellular impairment/damage in shock.
Not enough oxygen for the amount needed for cells/tissue
If the body cannot oxygenate the blood, the body will not
GNUR 293 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Dr. Klein, edited by Dr. Chin
STUDY Guide: Mechanisms of and Cellular Responses to Injury
1. What are the differences and similarities among the following: hypoxemia, hypoxia, anoxia, and
What causes the following t
STUDY GUIDE FOR THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FINAL EXAM
Fall Semester, 2015
(There are 2 pages to this study guide)
The final exam will consist of approximately 100 questions plus 10 extra credit questions. For the new content (that was not tested on
Pediatrics: Week 6 (Ch. 30)
1. Delineate how the pediatric nurse chooses the appropriate pain rating scales for the following
age groups: infancy, preschool, school-age and adolescence.
2. Distinguish between tolerance, addiction and physiologic d
Cardiovascular Physiology Review Questions
Describe the different cell types that are found in the heart and detail the
characteristic and action of each cell type.
Cardiomyocyte (contractile cell)
Generating/force producing cell- cross bridge cycling
Gastrointestinal (GI) review questions
1. Describe the different tissue layers of the GI tract.
4 Layers of The GI Tract:
Innermost layer; faces the inside of the lumen
Has 3 layers ( epithelial, areolar connective, smooth muscle)
STUDY GUIDE EXAM II
Review definitions: preterm labor, preterm birth, low birth weight.
Preterm labor: cervical changes and uterine contractions occurring between 20 and
36.6 weeks of pregnancy
Preterm birth: any birth that occurs before th
Respiratory Review Questions
1. Identify the primary structures of the pulmonary system.
Blood vessels serving the pulmonary system
Chest wall or thoracic cage
Includes the skin, ribs, and intercostal
GNUR 293: Pathophysiology
Practice Test Questions for Exam 2
(Answers are at the end of the questions)
1. All of the following are likely to cause respiratory alkalosis EXCEPT:
a. a severe anxiety state
b. severe pain
c. a drug overdose tha
Practice Test Questions for Exam 1
Answers are at the end of the questions.
1. An adult with a total white blood cell count of 22,000/mm 3, increased percentage of band
cells, temperature of 41o C, respiratory rate of