Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy

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For expert, confidence-building guidance on handling fluids and electrolytes, turn to the irreplaceable quick-reference guide Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! , 7th Edition. Written in the enjoyable Incredibly Easy! style, it offers step-by-step direction on balancing fluids and electrolytes, understanding fluid imbalances and the disorders that cause them, treating imbalances and more. This real-world guide supports students and new nurses in class, on the unit and with NCLEX preparation, while also serving as a solid refresher for experienced nurses. Learn top-level skills to manage fluids and electrolytes: -NEW and updated content on fluid-related concepts in easy-to-follow definitions -Updated and revised content that offers clear definitions and on-the-job how-to's -Explains the science of fluid and electrolytes in clear and practical terms as they relate to patient care - Patient care examples that include common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes and the basis for each recommended treatment - Easy-to-follow sections that offer practical insight and guidance on nursing skills: o Balancing basics - balancing fluids, electrolytes, and acids and bases o Fluid and electrolyte imbalances - imbalances in fluids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride, and acids and bases o Disorders that cause imbalances - including heat-related illnesses, heart failure, respiratory failure, excessive GI fluid loss, acute pancreatitis, renal failure and burns o Treating imbalances, including fluid losses and excesses - IV fluid replacement and total parenteral nutrition o Lists fluid and electrolyte imbalances commonly seen in pediatric and elderly patients o Guide to transfusing blood -Special chapter features offer invaluable recaps and quick explanations: -Just the facts - quick summary of content at the start of each chapter -"Nurse Joy and Jake" - offer expert insights, important care reminders, and reassurance throughout -Ages and stages - age-related changes and how they affect a patient's health -Teaching points - patient-teaching tips that help patients prevent recurrence of the problem -That's a wrap - quick end-of-chapter review of chapter content -Memory jogger - memory aids that help you grasp and remember difficult concepts -Quick quiz - end-of-chapter NCLEX -style practice questions -Practice Makes Perfect - end-of-book practice exam with 60 NCLEX -style questions About the Clinical Editor Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP, CMSRN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Health Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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