For expert, confidence-building guidance on handling fluids and electrolytes, turn to the irreplaceable quick-reference guide Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!(R), 7th Edition.
Written in the enjoyable Incredibly Easy!(R) style, it offers step-by-step direction on balancing fluids and electrolytes, understanding fluid imbalances and the disorders that cause them, treating imbalances and more. This real-world guide supports students and new nurses in class, on the unit and with NCLEX(R) preparation, while also serving as a solid refresher for experienced nurses.
Learn top-level skills to manage fluids and electrolytes: NEW and updated content on fluid-related concepts in easy-to-follow definitionsUpdated and revised content that offers clear definitions and on-the-job how-to'sExplains the science of fluid and electrolytes in clear and practical terms as they relate to patient carePatient care examples that include common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes and the basis for each recommended treatmentEasy-to-follow sections that offer practical insight and guidance on nursing skills: Balancing basics - balancing fluids, electrolytes, and acids and basesFluid and electrolyte imbalances - imbalances in fluids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride, and acids and basesDisorders that cause imbalances - including heat-related illnesses, heart failure, respiratory failure, excessive GI fluid loss, acute pancreatitis, renal failure and burnsTreating imbalances, including fluid losses and excesses - IV fluid replacement and total parenteral nutritionLists fluid and electrolyte imbalances commonly seen in pediatric and elderly patientsGuide to transfusing bloodSpecial chapter features offer invaluable recaps and quick explanations: Just the facts - quick summary of content at the start of each chapter"Nurse Joy and Jake" - offer expert insights, important care reminders, and reassurance throughoutAges and stages - age-related changes and how they affect a patient's healthTeaching points - patient-teaching tips that help patients prevent recurrence of the problemThat's a wrap - quick end-of-chapter review of chapter contentMemory jogger - memory aids that help you grasp and remember difficult conceptsQuick quiz - end-of-chapter NCLEX(R)-style practice questionsPractice Makes Perfect - end-of-book practice exam with 60 NCLEX(R)-style questions
About the Clinical Editor
Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP, CMSRN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Health Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio.