An understanding of fluids and electrolytes in both health and disease is essential within today's modern health care setting. Subtle imbalances i…
Made Incredibly Easy! breaks down challenging clinical concepts – the ones that we know can be difficult to grasp – and presents them in a refreshingly original, humorous, engaging series of books. Adapted specifically for the UK health care system, these books is the perfect resource for those who wish to improve their knowledge of both fluids and electrolytes, and for those who wish to revise the associated concepts.
An understanding of fluids and electrolytes in both health and disease is essential within today’s modern health care setting. Subtle imbalances in fluids and electrolytes can have a profound effect on a persons health and wellbeing. With major disturbances resulting in serious life-threatening conditions. Knowledge of various fluid and electrolyte profiles can assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of these conditions.
Fluids and electrolytes nursing book is a comprehensive resource for health care professionals. The text serves to enhance learning and understanding in fluid and electrolyte balance and offers a wealth of tools designed to guide the reader through the essentials of this important area.
The fluids and electrolytes nursing book is a one of a kind reference containing all the information you need to put everything into perspective and improve your patient care, including:
- Major imbalances, such as dehydration; hypovolemia; water intoxication; sodium, calcium, phosphorus and chloride imbalances; and metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis
- Causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, interventions, documentation and patient-teaching.
The book is structured into three clear main sections with helpful appendices. The first section looks at the basics of fluid and electrolyte balance and important recurring concepts. The second examines specific fluid and electrolyte imbalance. The third section deals with a range of disorders that cause these derangements and the appendices offer information such as definitions, specific age-related points relating to the young and old and transfusion considerations.
Objectives at the beginning of each chapter tell you what you’ll learn. The body of the chapter teaches crucial information and ‘That’s a wrap!’ summarises provide a review at the end of each. ‘Quick Quiz’ allows the reader to validate that learning has occurred. Icons interspersed throughout the book highlight important information and key concepts.
Helping to simplify the learning process the book also helps in the following ways:
- It’s not working – suggests alternative interventions when patient outcomes aren’t as expected
- Chart smart – lists critical documentation elements that can keep you out of legal trouble
- Teaching points – provides clear patient-teaching tips that can be used to help patients
- Ages and stages – identifies issues to watch for in children and older adults.
William N. Scott BSC, MPhil, PhD is a lecturer in Biomedicine at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Queen’s University Belfast.