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George Mateja (Faculty)
Margaret Wilson (Faculty)
was a brief and clear presentation of material that may be useful for
nursing students. Review of this physiology in the visual movement format can be
helpful review for nursing students in both fluid & electrolyte study and in
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) pharmacology studies.
The content is basic but does give an associate degree-nursing student a clear
picture of basic physiology. This understanding of neural action serves as
groundwork necessary for analysis within nursing process when administering ion
based drugs and electrolytes. I would use this with my nursing students in
medical-surgical courses and pharmacology courses as review and scientific
physiology underlying many of the rationales for their nursing actions.
As a simple review of neural cell action it is effective in reminding the
learner of calcium channels and sodium channels, neural transmission and enzymes
that inhibit neural reponse.
Ease of Use ****
The program is a two button progression with possibility for review by the
learner. The buttons are easy to see and quickly responsive to the next frame.
The action of the ion molecule in most frames is helpful for the learner that
has a visual need for chemical physiology. Many students have voiced that
chemical physiology, done only in words, is too vague for memorization--these
moving pictorials of ions-in-action at neuron and cell walls will be helpful.
Towards enhancement of this presentation this reviewer would suggest a glossary
of terms and reference button to access terms would be helpful. Also, a few
links to sites beyond this basic content to more applied/advanced bio-chemical
physiology and pharmacological uses of ion physiology might start to advance the
learner towards application.