9780071496247

Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified

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    9780071496247

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    0071496246

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Summary

The balanced way to learn about fluids and electrolytesNeed a solid foundation in fluids and electrolytes but finding this complex subject difficult to permeate? Here's the solution! Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified makes everything so easy to understand, you'll feel like you're learning through osmosis.Written by a nursing professor, this accessible guide explains, clearly and concisely, the key elements underlying fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and imbalances. You will learn about the various health conditions related to imbalances and get details on diagnostic testing, regulators, and treatment options. Useful charts and key terms throughout help you to remember important concepts. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes in no time at all.Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Causes and symptoms of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalance-related conditions Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Author Biography

Joyce Y. Johnson, PhD, RN, CCRN, is Dean and Professor of Nursing at Albany State University. The author of multiple best-selling nursing books (including Smith-Temple/Johnson, Nurse’s Guide to Clinical Procedures), Dr. Johnson is well-known for her ability to break down the most difficult nursing topics into easy-to-understand lessons.

Table of Contents

Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified
Key elements underlying fluid, electrolytes and acid-base balance
General nursing assessments and diagnostic tests related to fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
Fluid Volume Imbalances
Sodium Imbalances
Potassium Imbalances
Calcium Imbalances
Magnesium Imbalances
Phosphorus Imbalances
Acid-Base Imbalances
General Conditions related to Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
Renal Conditions
Gastrointestinal Conditions
Heart Failure
Cirrhosis
Pancreatitis
Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
Burn Injury
Oncologic Conditions
Endocrine Conditions
Other conditions effecting/effected by fluid-electrolyte and acid-base imbalances: Surgery, Head Injury
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