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cover image - Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323060462
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $40.95

Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Ursula Heitz, RN, MSN and Mima M. Horne, RN, MS, CDE

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323060462
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $40.95
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With its concise, user-friendly outline format, this handy pocket guide is the indispensable consultant for fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances and how they relate to patient care. Readers will discover pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic tests, collaborative management, and nursing diagnoses and interventions reviewed in a logical, consistent, and easy-to-read manner.
    • Helps readers identify a patient's specific imbalance and understand the required nursing care
    • Provides the ability to look up a diagnosis and learn what fluid, electrolyte, or acid-base disturbances are associated with that diagnosis
    • Includes patient-family teaching guidelines with clear instructions to give the patient and family regarding care for the condition
    • Provides pediatric and geriatric information to help users understand the variations within these special patient populations
    • Compares different types of parenteral and enteral feedings, along with nursing implications
    • Contains expanded and updated relevant IV therapy and pharmacology
    • Features updated content throughout with current literature and research findings, such as most current blood pressure guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    1. Overview of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    2. Regulation of Vascular Volume and Extracellular Fluid Osmolality

    3. Fluid Gains and Losses

    4. Nursing Assessment of the Patient at Risk

    5. Laboratory Assessment of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance


    6. Disorders of Fluid Balance

    7. Disorders of Sodium Balance

    8. Disorders of Potassium Balance

    9. Disorders of Calcium Balanc

    10. Disorders of Phosphorus Balance

    11. Disorders of Magnesium Balance

    12. Overview of Acid-Base Balance

    13. Respiratory Acidosis

    14. Respiratory Alkalosis
    15. Metabolic Acidosis

    16. Metabolic Alkalosis

    17. Mixed Acid-Base Disorders


    18. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    19. Surgical Disturbances

    20. Endocrinologic Disorders

    21. Cardiac Disorders

    22. Renal Failure

    23. Acute Pancreatitis

    24. Hepatic Failure

    25. Burns

    26. Providing Nutritional Support

    APPENDIX A: Standard Abbreviations

    APPENDIX B: Glossary

    APPENDIX C: Effects of Age on Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

    APPENDIX D: Normal Laboratory Values and New Blood Pressure Guidelines
  • Ursula Heitz, RN, MSN, Nursing Consultant, Nashville, TN and Mima M. Horne, RN, MS, CDE, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
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