Handbook of Fluids, Electroyles and Acid Base Imbalances, 3rd Edition

  • Joyce LeFever Kee, RN, MS University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Betty J. Paulanka, EdD, RN University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Carolee Polek
  • ISBN-10: 1435453689  |  ISBN-13: 9781435453685
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2000
  • © 2010 | Published
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With a clear, comprehensive approach, this quick-reference handbook on the basic principles of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, imbalances, and related disorders is a must-have for all nursing students.

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Features and Benefits

  • Convenient handbook size and accessible information make this a handy, portable resource.
  • Developmental approach provides examples across the life span that illustrate common health problems associated with imbalances.
  • Nursing assessments, diagnoses, interventions, and rationales are presented in a tabular format for quick retrieval and ease of comprehension.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Fluids and Their Influence on the Body.
1: Extracellular Fluid Volume Deficit (ECFVD).
2: Extracellular Fluid Volume Excess (ECFVE).
3: Extracellular Fluid Volume Shift (ECFVS).
4: Intracellular Fluid Volume Excess (ICFVE).
Appendix C: Clinical Problems Associated with Fluid Imbalance.
UNIT II: Electrolytes and their Influence on the Body.
5: Potassium Imbalances.
6: Sodium and Chloride Imbalances .
7: Calcium Imbalances.
8: Magnesium Imbalances.
9: Phosphorous Imbalances.
Appendix D: Clinical Problems Associated with Electrolyte Imbalances.
UNIT III: Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance.
10: Determination of Acid-Base Imbalances.
11: Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis.
12: Respiratory Acidosis and Respiratory Alkalosis.
Appendix B: Summary of Acid-Base Imbalances.
UNIT IV: Intravenous Therapy.
13: Intravenous Solutions and their Administration.
14: Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
UNIT V: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances in Clinical Situations.
15: Fluid Problems in Infants and Children.
16: Older Adults with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances.
17: Acute Disorders: Trauma and Shock.
18: Burns and Burn Shock.
19 Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Intervention.
20: Increased Intracranial Pressure.
21: Clinical Oncology.
22: Chronic Diseases with Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalances; Heart Failure, Diabetic Keto acidosis, Pulmonary Disease.
Appendix A: Common Lab Tests and Values for Adults and Children (G).
Appendix B: Foods Rich in Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride and Phosphorous.
Appendix C: Clinical Pathways: 1: Newborn Hyperbilirubenemia Homecare, 2: Heart Failure (HF) References/Bibliography/Contributors.

What's New

  • The chapter on increased intra-cranial pressure has been completely rewritten with a stronger focus on neurotrauma and common conditions that cause increased intra-cranial pressure.
  • Includes a new, comprehensive glossary for quick reference.
  • Provides a new appendix of The Joint Commission’s (TJC) List of Accepted Abbreviations.