Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-only Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! Backed by plenty of real-world examples, this popular guide is full of clear definitions, practical patient care info, and on-the-job how-to. Humor, illustrations, and a fun and easygoing style make it the most enjoyable way to absorb the science, concepts and real-world patient care skills. Gain the fluids and electrolytes knowledge and skills you need-in an incredibly easy way! Get the lowdown on fluids and electrolytes, with...* NEW!
All content fully updated * Easy-to-follow definitions for fluid-related concepts * Science of fluids and electrolytes offered in clear terms, as they relate to patient care * Fluid types and fluid movements in different body systems * How hormones and other elements affect fluid balance, losses and gains * Nurse Joy and Nurse Jake explain key concepts in clear terms, offer important care reminders, and keep it light * Plenty of patient care examples, including common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment * Four easy sections: o Balancing Basics - Balancing fluids; balancing electrolytes; balancing acids and bases o Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances - Imbalances in: fluids; sodium; potassium; magnesium: calcium; phosphorus; chloride; and acids and bases o Disorders that Cause Imbalances - Heat-related illnesses; heart failure; respiratory failure; excessive GI fluid loss; acute pancreatitis; renal failure and burns o Treating Imbalances - IV fluid replacement; total parenteral nutrition * Fun drawings and cartoons make skills and concepts easy to remember * Plenty of quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts offer key info * Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their fluids and electrolytes knowledge * Illustrated features in each chapter include: o Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering crucial info o Caution - Danger signs and symptoms, so you can recognize trouble right away o It's not working - Alternative interventions, for when patient outcomes are not what you expected o Chart smart - Critical items you need to document o Teaching points - Clear patient-teaching tips to help your patients prevent recurrence of the problem o Ages and stages - Common fluid and electrolyte issues to watch for in very young and elderly patients o Just the facts - Brief outline of content at start of every chapter o Quick Quiz - NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter o That's a wrap!
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