Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-26
  • Publisher: LWW
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Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!, Fourth Edition, is an entertaining reference that reviews the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes in a fun, interesting, and easy-to-understand manner. Organized into four parts, the book provides comprehensive coverage of this challenging topic, including fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base basics; fluid and electrolyte imbalances; the importance and management of imbalances in major health problems; and treatments. Special elements found throughout the text make it easy to remember key points. Each chapter includes clear, simple explanations of health problems; definitions of key terms; illustrations that clearly explain key concepts; easy-to-remember memory joggers; and bullets and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance.

Table of Contents

Balancing basics
Balancing fluidsp. 3
Balancing electrolytesp. 21
Balancing acids and basesp. 37
Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
When fluids tip the balancep. 53
When sodium tips the balancep. 81
When potassium tips the balancep. 101
When magnesium tips the balancep. 121
When calcium tips the balancep. 143
When phosphorus tips the balancep. 163
When chloride tips the balancep. 181
When acids and bases tip the balancep. 195
Disorders that cause imbalances
Heat syndromesp. 229
Heart failurep. 241
Respiratory failurep. 255
Excessive GI fluid lossp. 265
Acute pancreatitisp. 275
Renal failurep. 293
Burnsp. 307
Treating imbalances
I.V. fluid replacementp. 325
Total parenteral nutritionp. 341
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