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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michele None Pantle, RN, MS (Indiana State University)
Description: This is a review book that includes outlines, pretests and post-tests, NCLEX practice tips and case studies, to help students have a better understanding of complex material. It also includes answers and rationales for each of the topics.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a review of and impart important information about the principles of fluids, electrolytes and acid-base balance. The book is written by nurses from across the country who are experts in the content area they cover. There is definitely a need for a review of this complex subject for students and novice nurses. The objectives of the book are well written and precise, and the author meets them.
Audience: This book can be used by nursing students during their education, students reviewing for NCLEX, and as a review for practicing nurses.
Features: Each chapter contains objectives, 10 multiple choice NCLEX-type questions as a pretest, content outlines, case studies, and areas which are highlighted in blue as NCLEX practice points, as well as post-tests. Also included is a CD-ROM, removable nurses notes, and access to a companion web site. The book also covers the nursing process in relationship to each topic.
Assessment: Unlike other review books, this one also covers the nursing process in relationship to fluids, electrolytes and acid-base balance, as well as nutrition and educational therapy.