Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!:
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Fully updated and now in full color, Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Fifth Edition, uses a conversational writing style to break down complex concepts and make a review of the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes easy to understand.
This fully updated book is organized into four parts to provide comprehensive coverage of this challenging topic:
-Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base basics
-Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
-The importance and management of imbalances in major health problems
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, memory joggers, and bullets and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance. Chapter summaries provide a quick review of all essential information.
Part I: Balancing basics Ch 1: Balancing fluids Ch 2: Balancing electrolytes Ch 3: Balancing acids and bases
Part II: Fluid and electrolyte imbalances Ch 4: When fluids tip the balance Ch 5: When sodium tips the balance Ch 6: When potassium tips the balance Ch 7: When magnesium tips the balance Ch 8: When calcium tips the balance Ch 9: When phosphorus tips the balance Ch 10: When chloride tips the balance Ch 11: When acids and bases tip the balance
Part III: Disorders that cause imbalances Ch 12: Heat syndromes Ch 13: Heart failure Ch 14: Respiratory failure Ch 15: Excessive GI fluid loss Ch 16: Acute pancreatitis Ch 17: Renal failure Ch 18: Burns
Part IV: Treating imbalances Ch 19: I.V. fluid replacement Ch 20: Total parenteral nutrition
Appendices Common fluid and electrolyte imbalances in pediatric patients Common fluid and electrolyte balances in elderly patients Transfusing blood and selected components Practice makes perfect Glossary Selected references