Disease Process

One thing that I really enjoy about being a nurse is caring for a wide variety of patients.  On a single day I might care for a patient with type two diabetes, another with a healing bowel perforation, another with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and another with hepatitis.  How do you learn everything that you need to know about the pathophysiology of hundreds of diseases?  Here is your quick guide on the causes, treatment, and nursing interventions you need to know about common illnesses you will see as a nurse.