Completely portable, this pocket-sized collection of full-color, spiral-bound cards uses humor, cartoons, and mnemonics to help you understand and retain important information about fluids and electrolytes. This fun, colorful, and insightful approach makes these cards a valuable learning and review tool throughout nursing school, as well as a great resource for preparing for the NCLEX examination.
UNIQUE! 64 full-color, cartoon mnemonics cover key fluids and electrolytes and acid-base concepts.
UNIQUE! Colored highlights draw attention to four central topics: Serious Life Threatening Implications in pink; Common Clinical Findings in blue; Important Nursing Implications in yellow; and Patient Teaching information in green.
Concise What You Need to Know information on the back of each image highlights key information and specific nursing implications.
Spiral-bound pages made of thick, substantial card stock are durable and portable.
Color-coded thumb tabs feature a different color for each section for easy referral.
15 new cartoons help you master the latest information on fluids and electrolytes.
New topics include: Homeostasis: A Question of Balance and The Body's Water: Keeping It Where You Need It.
Fluids & Electrolytes Overview of homeostasis Overview of the body's electrolytes Overview of fluid balance Overview of the body's water Dehydration Overhydration Heatstroke Sodium Hypernatremia Hyponatremia Potassium Hypokalemia Hyperkalemia Calcium Hypercalcemia Hypocalcemia Phosphate Hyperphosphatemia Hypophosphatemia Magnesium Hypermagnesemia Hypomagnesemia Acid-Base Balance Overview of acid-base balance Acidosis overview & conditions Alkalosis overview & conditions Metabolic acidosis Metabolic alkalosis Respiratory acidosis Respiratory alkalosis Important Body Minerals Overview of body minerals Iron deficiency Iron excess Iodine deficiency Zinc deficiency IV Therapy Types of IV therapy/solutions, uses, and packaging Selecting administration sets Vein selection Venipuncture device systems IV infusion pumps 3 types of delivery Saline and heparin lick Complications of peripheral IV therapy Central venous catheters Pediatric IV therapy IV equipment & infusion regulation devices (IV pumps) Principles of peripheral IV therapy Types of IV delivery - continuous, intermittent (IVPB), bolus Use of saline locks Complications of peripheral IV therapy Principles of central venous IV therapy Types of central venous IV catheters Peripheral inserted central catheter - PICC Complications of central venous IV therapy Discontinuing peripheral and central venous IV therapy Pediatric IV therapy Home infusion IV therapy Parenteral nutrition