Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

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Edition 06
Author Lippincott
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Publisher's Note:Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-onlyFluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!Backed by plenty of real-world examples, this popular guide is full of clear definitions, practical patient care info, and on-the-job how-to. Humor, illustrations, and a fun and easygoing style make it the most enjoyable way to absorb the science, concepts and real-world patient care skills. Gain the fluids and electrolytes knowledge and skills you need—in an incredibly easy way!Get the lowdown on fluids and electrolytes, with. . .• NEW! All content fully updated• Easy-to-follow definitions for fluid-related concepts• Science of fluids and electrolytes offered in clear terms, as they relate to patient care• Fluid types and fluid movements in different body systems• How hormones and other elements affect fluid balance, losses and gains• Nurse Joy and Nurse Jake explain key concepts in clear terms, offer important care reminders, and keep it light• Plenty of patient care examples, including common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment• Four easy sections:o Balancing Basics - Balancing fluids; balancing electrolytes; balancing acids and baseso Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances - Imbalances in: fluids; sodium; potassium; magnesium: calcium; phosphorus; chloride; and acids and baseso Disorders that Cause Imbalances - Heat-related illnesses; heart failure; respiratory failure; excessive GI fluid loss; acute pancreatitis; renal failure and burnso Treating Imbalances - IV fluid replacement; total parenteral nutrition• Fun drawings and cartoons make skills and concepts easy to remember• Plenty of quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts offer key info• Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their fluids and electrolytes knowledge• Illustrated features in each chapter include:o Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering crucial infoo Caution - Danger signs and symptoms, so you can recognize trouble right awayo It's not working - Alternative interventions, for when patient outcomes are not what you expected o Chart smart - Critical items you need to documento Teaching points - Clear patient-teaching tips to help your patients prevent recurrence of the problemo Ages and stages - Common fluid and electrolyte issues to watch for in very young and elderly patientso Just the facts - Brief outline of content at start of every chaptero Quick Quiz - NCLEX practice questions at end of every chaptero That's a wrap! - Summary at end of every chapter

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Publisher's Note:Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Sixth Edition, uses a conversational writing style to
eak down complex concepts and make the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes easy to understand and put into practice. This fully revised, 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 - TreatmentsEach 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 information- “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.

Table of Contents
ContentsContributors and consultantsNot another boring forewordPart IBalancing basics1Balancing fluids2Balancing electrolytes3Balancing acids and basesPart IIFluid and electrolyte imbalances4When fluids tip the balance  5When sodium tips the balance  6When potassium tips the balance7When magnesium tips the balance8When calcium tips the balance9When phosphorus tips the balance10When chloride tips the balance11When acids and bases tip the balancePart IIIDisorders that cause imbalances12Heat-related illnesses13Heart failure14Respiratory failure15Excessive GI fluid loss16Acute pancreatitis17Renal failure18BurnsPart IVTreating imbalances19I.V. fluid replacement20Total parenteral nutritionAppendices and indexCommon fluid and electrolyte imbalances in pediatric patientsCommon fluid and electrolyte imbalances in elderly patientsTransfusing blood and selected componentsPractice makes perfectGlossaryIndex