Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 5

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Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Fifth Edition, uses a conversational writing style to break down complex concepts and make the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes easy to understand and put into practice. This fully updated book is organized into four parts to provide comprehensive coverage of this challenging topic:

  • Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base basics
  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • The importance and management of imbalances in major health problems
  • Treatments

New features of this edition include current infusion nursing standards of practice and a revised blood product chart. Each chapter includes clear, simple explanations of health problems, definitions of key terms, illustrations that clearly explain key concepts, memory joggers, and bullets and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance. Chapter summaries provide a quick review of all essential information, and special elements found throughout the text make it easy to remember key points:
  • Quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts focus on key informatio
  • “Ages and stages" icons identify age-related considerations
  • "Chart smart" sections outline all the points that require documentation for a specific imbalance or condition
  • "It's not working" icons tell the reader what to do when standard interventions aren't getting results
  • "Teaching points" focus on topics to teach patients
  • "Uh-oh" icons help the reader quickly recognize dangerous or life-threatening signs and symptoms
  • Quick reference appendices on fluid and electrolyte differences in pediatric and geriatric populations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608312900
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 56,672
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Balancing basics
Ch 1: Balancing fluids
Ch 2: Balancing electrolytes
Ch 3: Balancing acids and bases

Part II: Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
Ch 4: When fluids tip the balance
Ch 5: When sodium tips the balance
Ch 6: When potassium tips the balance
Ch 7: When magnesium tips the balance
Ch 8: When calcium tips the balance
Ch 9: When phosphorus tips the balance
Ch 10: When chloride tips the balance
Ch 11: When acids and bases tip the balance

Part III: Disorders that cause imbalances
Ch 12: Heat syndromes
Ch 13: Heart failure
Ch 14: Respiratory failure
Ch 15: Excessive GI fluid loss
Ch 16: Acute pancreatitis
Ch 17: Renal failure
Ch 18: Burns

Part IV: Treating imbalances
Ch 19: I.V. fluid replacement
Ch 20: Total parenteral nutrition

Common fluid and electrolyte imbalances in pediatric patients
Common fluid and electrolyte balances in elderly patients
Transfusing blood and selected components
Practice makes perfect
Selected references


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