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The fast, fun, and easy way for nurses to get up to speed on fluids and electrolytes
Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified, Second Edition is a detailed, easy-to-understand overview of the essential concepts involved in fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and imbalance. This reader-friendly book emphasizes the most critical information by discussing the underlying mechanisms involved in maintaining fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance by discussing the factors that fail and result in an imbalance.
To promote understanding, there is coverage of the developmental changes and major conditions that result in fluid, electrolyte, or acid-base imbalances. The nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluations are reviewed to provide a complete picture of the patient’s needs and nursing care situation.
Useful charts, Key Terms, Learning Objectives, Speed Bumps and brief Overviews are included to help you remember must-know concepts, and end of chapter NCLEX®-style quizzes test your knowledge – for the most effective learning experience possible.
Everything you need to gain a working knowledge of:
• Key Elements Underlying Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
• Key Elements Underlying Acid-Base Balance
• General Nursing Assessments in Diagnostic Tests Related to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
• Fluid Volume Imbalance
• Sodium Imbalances
• Potassium Imbalances
• Calcium Imbalance
• Magnesium Imbalances
• Phosphorus Imbalances
• Acid-Base Imbalances
Simple enough for a beginner, but, challenging enough for advanced students, Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified is your best choice for gaining a solid grasp of one of the most challenging topics nurses need to master.