Handbook of Fluids, Electroyles and Acid Base Imbalances / Edition 3

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With a clear, comprehensive approach, this quick-reference handbook on the basic principles of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, imbalances, and related disorders is a must-have for all nursing students. Benefits:
• NEW! The chapter on increased intra-cranial pressure has been completely rewritten with a stronger focus on neurotrauma and common conditions that cause increased intra-cranial pressure.
• NEW! Includes a new, comprehensive glossary for quick reference.
• NEW! Provides a new appendix of The Joint Commission's (TJC) List of Accepted Abbreviations.
• Convenient handbook size and accessible information make this a handy, portable resource.
• Developmental approach provides examples across the life span that illustrate common health problems associated with imbalances.
• Nursing assessments, diagnoses, interventions, and rationales are presented in a tabular format for quick retrieval and ease of comprehension.

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This is a quick-reference handbook based on the textbook, Fluids and Electrolytes with Clinical Applications: A Programmed Approach, 8th edition, by the same authors. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: It is important for clinicians and nursing students to understand the physiological basis of fluid and electrolytes, and this book serves as a quick reference.
Audience: The handbook is designed to be used either separately or in conjunction with the parent textbook. The authors describe the audience as "nurses (students and practitioners), laboratory personnel, technicians, and all healthcare professionals." The contributors are primarily nurses from various academic and practice settings.
Features: The 22 chapters cover fluids present in the body either extracellular or intracellular and fluid volume shift. The book also discusses electrolytes and acid-base balances and imbalances. A section on intravenous therapy addresses administration and TPN (total parenteral nutrition). The chapter on intravenous therapy discusses all types of intravenous therapy, calculation of IV infusion rate regulation, and complications. Tables present a breakdown of specific information for each area.
Assessment: This would serve as a good reference in the clinical setting or for students to prepare for clinicals. The updates and addition of new content justify this new edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435453685
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/8/2009
  • Series: Nursing Reference Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Fluids and Their Influence on the Body. 1: Extracellular Fluid Volume Deficit (ECFVD). 2: Extracellular Fluid Volume Excess (ECFVE). 3: Extracellular Fluid Volume Shift (ECFVS). 4: Intracellular Fluid Volume Excess (ICFVE). Appendix C: Clinical Problems Associated with Fluid Imbalance. UNIT II: Electrolytes and their Influence on the Body. 5: Potassium Imbalances. 6: Sodium and Chloride Imbalances . 7: Calcium Imbalances. 8: Magnesium Imbalances. 9: Phosphorous Imbalances. Appendix D: Clinical Problems Associated with Electrolyte Imbalances. UNIT III: Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance. 10: Determination of Acid-Base Imbalances. 11: Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis. 12: Respiratory Acidosis and Respiratory Alkalosis. Appendix B: Summary of Acid-Base Imbalances. UNIT IV: Intravenous Therapy. 13: Intravenous Solutions and their Administration. 14: Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). UNIT V: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances in Clinical Situations. 15: Fluid Problems in Infants and Children. 16: Older Adults with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances. 17: Acute Disorders: Trauma and Shock. 18: Burns and Burn Shock. 19 Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Intervention. 20: Increased Intracranial Pressure. 21: Clinical Oncology. 22: Chronic Diseases with Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalances; Heart Failure, Diabetic Keto acidosis, Pulmonary Disease. Appendix A: Common Lab Tests and Values for Adults and Children (G). Appendix B: Foods Rich in Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride and Phosphorous. Appendix C: Clinical Pathways: 1: Newborn Hyperbilirubenemia Homecare, 2: Heart Failure (HF) References/Bibliography/Contributors. Index.

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