Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! - Incredibly Easy! Series (R) (Paperback)
  • Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! - Incredibly Easy! Series (R) (Paperback)

Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! - Incredibly Easy! Series ® (Paperback)

Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 03/03/2015
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Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-only Fluids 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 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

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451193961
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 17 mm
Edition: 6th edition

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