9781582551364

Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

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  • ISBN13:

    9781582551364

  • ISBN10:

    1582551367

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2001
  • Publisher: Spring House
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Summary

Learning about fluids and electrolytes doesn't get any easier. This edition boasts new features that further simplify a serious subject -- all in the lighthearted, Incredibly Easy style. "Cheat Sheets" are fun learning aids, and "Practice Makes Perfect" offers case study questions and answers that let nurses assess their progress. Expanded nursing interventions with rationales and "Ages and Stages" -- highlighting information about fluids and electrolytes across the lifespan -- broaden understanding. Contents include balancing basics, such as fluids, electrolytes, and acids and bases; disorders that cause imbalances; treating imbalances; and more.

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants iv
Foreword v
Part I Balancing basics
Balancing fluids
3(18)
Balancing electrolytes
21(14)
Balancing acids and bases
35(16)
Part II Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
When Fluids tip the balance
51(30)
When sodium tips the balance
81(20)
When potassium tips the balance
101(18)
When magnesium tips the balance
119(24)
When calcium tips the balance
143(18)
When phosphorus tips the balance
161(16)
When chloride tips the balance
177(12)
When acids and bases tip the balance
189(32)
Part III Disorders that cause imbalances
Heart failure
221(14)
Respiratory failure
235(10)
Excessive GI fluid loss
245(10)
Renal failure
255(14)
Burns
269(18)
Part IV Treating imbalances
I.V. fluid replacement
287(16)
Total parenteral nutrition
303(10)
Blood products
313(26)
Appendices and index
Practice makes perfect
328(11)
Glossary 339(4)
Index 343

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