Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

Paperback Made Incredibly Easy (Paperback)

By (author) Lippincott, Prepared for publication by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 229mm x 25mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1608312909
  • ISBN 13: 9781608312900
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 58,505

Product description

"Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Fifth Edition", uses a conversational writing style to break down complex concepts and make the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes easy to understand and put into practice. 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 Treatments New features of this edition include current infusion nursing standards of practice and a revised blood product chart. 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, and special elements found throughout the text make it easy to remember key points: Quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts focus on key informatio "Ages and stages" icons identify age-related considerations "Chart smart" sections outline all the points that require documentation for a specific imbalance or condition "It's not working" icons tell the reader what to do when standard interventions aren't getting results "Teaching points" focus on topics to teach patients "Uh-oh" icons help the reader quickly recognize dangerous or life-threatening signs and symptoms Quick reference appendices on fluid and electrolyte differences in pediatric and geriatric populations.

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Table of contents

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 Index