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How Nurses Use Pathophysiology on the Job
Nurses use pathophysiology to understand the progression of disease in order to identify the disease and implement treatment options for their patients. Nurses use the information that they find to identify the next course of the disease so that they can provide their patient’s with the appropriate care they need. The medical procedures and medications that nurses administer to patients depend greatly on the nature of the disease.
Nurses also use pathophysiology to care for their terminally ill patients. Caring for patients as their lives near the end is just as important as caring for patients who are not terminally ill. Nurses have to be able to identify the signs that their patients display in their final days. Nurses have the responsibility to provide care that helps patients experience the upmost comfort as they reach their final days of life.
It is very important that nurses gain a significant amount of exposure to a diverse number of patients because diseases tend to manifest differently in every person. What is normal for one patient may not be normal for the next patient. Lack of exposure to diverse medical diseases may lead to erroneous or missed diagnosis.