Fluids and Electrolytes: A Practical Approach / Edition 4

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This text provides a clear, easily understood presentation of the principles of fluid and electrolyte balance within the human body. Numerous charts and tables highlight important information, and critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter illustrate the application of principles to the clinical setting.

Concepts of fluid & electrolyte balance/acid-base balance/calcium imbalance/trace minerals/intravenous therapy

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Julie Tanner Sanford, RN, MSN (University of South Alabama College of Nursing)
Description: This book basically focuses on fluids, electrolytes, acid-base imbalances, and their application to nursing. This is the fourth edition; the book was previously published in 1974, 1977, and 1994.
Purpose: The book's purpose, as described by the authors, is to provide information on fluid and electrolytes to assist nurses in building a solid foundation for practice. The information provided is indeed valuable and necessary in providing nursing care to the increasingly complex patient.
Audience: According to the author, the targeted audience is the nursing student and secondarily, the practicing nurse, an assessment with which I agree. The authors are obviously knowledgeable, credible, and qualified to present this material.
Features: The book tends to be underillustrated. Some chapters, such as the one on intravenous therapy, are appropriately illustrated. However, the first chapter, on concepts of fluid and electrolyte balance, needs many illustrations to better clarify basic points. References are appropriate, adequate, and current. The appearance of the book is attractive, although it seems most fluid and electrolyte texts are using the same cover picture.
Assessment: This is a highly useful and current book for fluid and electrolyte material. The easy to read format promotes understanding and comprehension. The material is current and applicable for today's nursing practice. I recommend the text for purchase.
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 c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803655317
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Concepts of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 3
Ch. 2 Fluid Imbalance 14
Ch. 3 Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance 29
Ch. 4 Potassium 57
Ch. 5 Sodium 72
Ch. 6 Chloride 84
Ch. 7 Calcium 93
Ch. 8 Phosphorus 111
Ch. 9 Magnesium 123
Ch. 10 Copper 134
Ch. 11 Iron 144
Ch. 12 Zinc 156
Ch. 13 Trace Minerals 165
Ch. 14 Gastrointestinal Intubation and Enteral Nutrition 191
Ch. 15 Intravenous Therapy and Parenteral Nutrition 204
Ch. 16 Peritoneal Dialysis 221
Ch. 17 Hemodialysis 233
Ch. 18 Respiratory Disorders 245
Ch. 19 Congestive Heart Failure 253
Ch. 20 Endocrine Disorders 271
Ch. 21 Acute Renal Failure 286
Ch. 22 Chronic Renal Failure 298
Ch. 23 Shock 306
Ch. 24 Burns 323
Appendix 337
Index 351
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