LPN Expert Guides: Fluids and Electrolytes / Edition 1

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Overview

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 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).

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book, part of the Expert LPN Guides, is a pocket guide to fluids and electrolytes.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain thoroughly fluid and electrolyte balances and imbalances, provide tables and illustrations of key concepts, and emphasize potential dangers resulting from electrolyte imbalances.
Audience: The target audience is licensed practical nurses. The editors have a long history of credibility in publishing books of this nature and the list of contributors and consultants includes an impressive group of experts.
Features: The book consists of four parts: balances; imbalances; disorders that cause imbalances, and treatment. It covers fluid balance, electrolyte balance and acid-base balance, fluid imbalances, sodium imbalances, potassium imbalances, magnesium imbalances, calcium imbalances, phosphorus imbalances, chloride imbalances, and acid-base imbalances. Syndromes covered include heat syndromes, heart failure, respiratory failure, excessive GI fluid losses, renal failure, and burns. Treatments addressed include I.V. fluid replacement therapy, total parenteral nutrition, and blood products.
Assessment: This pocket guide parallels similar books in the field. It serves as a good reference for licensed practical nurses on the topic of fluid and electrolytes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582559230
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Expert LPN Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

1 Fluid balance 2
2 Electrolyte balance 18
3 Acid-base balance 30
4 Fluid imbalances 42
5 Sodium imbalances 67
6 Potassium imbalances 84
7 Magnesium imbalances 102
8 Calcium imbalances 121
9 Phosphorus imbalances 137
10 Chloride imbalances 151
11 Acid-base imbalances 162
12 Heat syndromes 192
13 Heart failure 202
14 Respiratory failure 214
15 Excessive GI fluid losses 222
16 Renal failure 230
17 Burns 242
18 I.V. fluid replacement therapy 258
19 Total parenteral nutrition 272
20 Blood products 280
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