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Fluids & electrolytes made incredibly easy!

Author: Laura M Willis
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2015]
Series: Incredibly easy (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nurses' Instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Willis
ISBN: 9781451193961 1451193963
OCLC Number: 885230875
Description: vii, 392 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Balancing fluids --
Balancing electrolytes --
Balancing acids and bases --
When fluids tip the balance --
When sodium tips the balance --
When potassium tips the balance --
When magnesium tips the balance --
When calcium tips the balance --
When phosphorus tips the balance --
When chloride tips the balance --
When acids and bases tip the balance --
Heat-related health alterations --
Heart failure --
Respiratory failure --
Excessive GI fluid loss --
Acute pancreatitis --
Renal failure --
Burns --
I.V. fluid replacement --
Total parenteral nutrition.
Series Title: Incredibly easy (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Other Titles: Fluids and electrolytes made incredibly easy!
Responsibility: clinical editor, Laura M. Willis, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.

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"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 bases. o Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances – Imbalances in: fluids; sodium; potassium; magnesium: calcium; phosphorus; chloride; and acids and bases. o Disorders that Cause Imbalances – Heat-related illnesses; heart failure; respiratory failure; excessive GI fluid loss; acute pancreatitis; renal failure and burns. o 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 info. o Caution – Danger signs and symptoms, so you can recognize trouble right away. o It’s not working – Alternative interventions, for when patient outcomes are not what you expected o Chart smart – Critical items you need to document. o Teaching points – Clear patient-teaching tips to help your patients prevent recurrence of the problem. o Ages and stages – Common fluid and electrolyte issues to watch for in very young and elderly patients. o Just the facts – Brief outline of content at start of every chapter. o Quick Quiz – NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter. o That’s a wrap! – Summary at end of every chapter."

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