Clinical Cases in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: An Acute Care Approach

Clinical Cases in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: An Acute Care Approach

Paperback Clinical Cases

By (author) Geoffrey Couser, By (author) Justin Walls

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 292mm x 102mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 12 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0070165629
  • ISBN 13: 9780070165625
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Australian ed
  • Sales rank: 242,762

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Clinical case scenarios in a problem-based format! "The main strength of the book is its readability. It is well organized, concise and appropriate to the target audience. Clincal case studies are an invaluable resource in the education and continuing education of students of medical and clinical science and Clinical Cases in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: An Acute Care Approach is no exception and is a quality addition to the currently available texts." (Gus Koerbin, Principal Scientist, ACT Pathology). This latest addition to the Clinical Cases Series consists of common clinical cases that combine the practice of emergency medicine with the fundamental biomedical science behind fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Key features of each case study include: clinical and physiological learning objectives; a case timeline running throughout each case conveys a realistic view of patient management; clinical and physiological commentaries running in parallel to the timeline provide a vital link between the clinical and biomedical science concepts; review questions for self-assessment and an ideal examination aid; and topics for further discussion are included for motivated students. The prescription and administration of intravenous fluid therapy, and the ordering of pathology tests are some of the most frequent acts performed by hospital staff. Intravenous therapy, however, can be complicated and it is essential that practitioners have an understanding of the appropriate use and interpretation of the most basic pathology tests. Linking biomedical science with clinical applications provides a deeper learning experience for readers at all levels.

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Geoff Couser is a consultant emergency physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania. He has designed and implemented workplace-based programs for both undergraduates and postgraduates. He is the section editor for education and training for the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia. Together with Associate Professor Justin Walls, he is a director of Biomedical Education Australia, an integrated clinical education and health science consultancy that provides educational services to educational institutions and workplaces. Justin Walls is currently the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tasmania and has an extensive research and teaching background in systems physiology. He has gained postgraduate qualifications in medical education at the University of Dundee. He is responsible for the organisation and delivery of key medical and health science units and is playing a key role in the design and implementation of a new five-year undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Tasmania.

Table of contents

Introduction CASE 1 Julia was feeling woozy... CASE 2 Ailsa was feeling the heat... CASE 3 Jack couldn't stop vomiting... CASE 4 Grace isn't herself; she looks sick CASE 5 My husband's got terrible pain in his beely and now he's collapsed...I need an ambulance now! CASE 6 John was hit hard by the flu... CASE 7 Mr Wallis couldn't breathe... CASE 8 Mark had a pain in his belly that wouldn't go away... CASE 9 Jane just couldn't breathe... CASE 10 No one knows who he is and why he's so unwell... Appendix: Maps of Cases Answers Index