BODY FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTES is designed for nursing students who are learning about the complex problems associated with fluid balance. This informative text addresses a difficult topic involving multiple body systems in a concise, organized fashion, presenting information in a sequence from simple to complex. Building on the student's current knowledge, the text allows for individual progress. This text is an excellent source to help nursing students understand fluids and electrolytes.
PART 1: FLUID & ELECTROLYTE BALANCE · Body fluid compartments · Distribution of body fluids · Constituents of body fluids · Normal electrolyte composition of the fluid · Movement of fluid in the body · Normal mechanism · Types of imbalance · Controls for maintaining fluid & electrolyte balance · Examples of fluid & electrolyte balance · Imbalance in the composition of extra cellular fluid · PART 2: FLUID VOLUME IMBALANCE · Fluid volume deficit · Fluid volume excess · Fluid volume shifts · PART 3: ACID-BASE BALANCE/IMBALANCE · Hydrogen ion concentration · Defense mechanisms · Clinical conditions of imbalance · Nursing care in acid-base imbalance · PART 4: ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE · Sodium imbalance · Potassium imbalance · Magnesium imbalance · Calcium imbalance · Phosphorus imbalance