In this guide for nursing and allied health students, Baumberger-Henry (Widener University) uses a physiological approach to teach the terminology of fluids and electrolytes and to cover the need for acid/base balance in the body. Disturbances of these properties, how the imbalance may affect the various systems of the body, and consequent disease
This quick-reference pocket guide offers LPNs/LVNs clear explanations of difficult concepts related to fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The book describes specific imbalances, their pathophysiologic mechanisms, and various therapies including I.V. fluid replacement, total parenteral nutrition, and blood component therapy. Information is presented in a highly organized format with abundant illustrations. Recurring icons include Red Flag (key findings, risks, complications, and contraindications associated with an imbalance or therapy), Life Stages (age-related variations), and Spotlight (flow charts or illustrations depicting physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms).
This book is designed to prepare students for classes or NCLEX by providing a comprehensive outline review of this particularly difficult area of study. Fluids and Electrolytes offers extensive self-testing that includes answer keys with rationale for correct and incorrect responses, as well as a comprehensive outline review and chapter study questions and a comprehensive examination at the end of the book. Each question is categorized according to the components of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examinations (NCLEX). Includes FREE disk containing more NCLEX questions.
This is an intermediate to advanced text on the physiology and pathophysiology of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base regulation. It is intended for students and health care professionals who are engaged in caring for patients with disturbances of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance in any of the myriad of clinical settings.
Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders are central to the day-to-day practice of almost all areas of patient-centered medicine – both medical and surgical. Virtually every aspect of these disorders has experienced major developments in recent years. Core Concepts in the Disorders of Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance encompasses these new findings in comprehensive reviews of both pathophysiology and clinical management. In addition, this volume offers clinical examples providing step-by-step analysis of the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of selected clinical problems. Written by leading experts in fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders, this reference is an invaluable resource for both the nephrologist and the non-specialist physician, or medical trainee.
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Nursing Considerations, takes a case study and applications approach that is ideal for undergraduate nursing students. It provides in-depth discussion of fluid and electrolyte balance and imbalance with a strong focus on understanding pathophysiology. Further, it outlines basic concepts and gives an overview of nursing considerations for fluid and electrolyte problems, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and acid-base imbalances.
A new edition of the text written primarily for nursing students presenting the principles of fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. The volume introduces fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance and imbalance, focusing on 10 specific elements such as potassium and calcium, and developing the techniques and procedures for maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as a discussion of assessing clinical disorders affecting balance such as congestive heart failure or acute renal failure. Each section features charts, tables, and critical thinking exercises which can be applied to a clinical setting. The revised edition contains new chapters on magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, and trace minerals. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Fluids and Electrolytes: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses offers both a serious reference book to read and a collection of logically organized bullet points for a quick review. The wide inner column of each page contains narrative text so nurses can, for instance, carefully read about the pathophysiology underlying an imbalance or the signs associated with the imbalance. The narrow outer column lists the corresponding summaries, better to rapidly review the key pathophysiologic events or key signs and symptoms. Full-color inserts enhance the content by bringing to life trademark ECG findings associated with two critical electrolytes, potassium and calcium, and their impact on myocardial function.
"Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice is the only Australian and New Zealand textbook written specifically for the enrolled nurse student. The new 5th edition of this best-selling text has been fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the content of the new National Curriculum. Unit 1 The evolution of nursing Unit 2 The health care environment Unit 3 Cultural diversity and nursing practice Unit 4 Promoting psychosocial health in nursing practice Unit 5 Nursing individuals throughout the lifespan Unit 6 The nursing process Unit 7 Assessing health Unit 8 Important component of nursing care Unit 9 Health promotion and nursing care of the individual Appendices."--Provided by publisher.