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Fluids and Electrolytes: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides just the essential facts in a streamlined, bulleted quick-reference format, using illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key points at a glance. The opening chapters review the basics of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Subsequent chapters address specific imbalances, providing vital information for safe and effective care. The last chapter covers such treatments as IV fluid replacement and total parenteral nutrition. This edition has been revised and updated and includes new entries on acute pancreatitis and heat syndrome.
Contributors and consultants Road map to fluids and electrolytes Chapter 1: Balancing basics Chapter 2: Fluid imbalances Chapter 3: Electrolyte imbalances Chapter 4: Acid-base imbalances Chapter 5: Disorders that cause imbalances Chapter 6: Treating imbalances The test zone Selected references Index