Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

Publication Year: 2019

Edition: 7th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Willis, Laura M.

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-1-97-512506-6

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For expert, confidence-building guidance on handling fluids and electrolytes, turn to the irreplaceable quick-reference guide Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!®, 7th Edition.

Written in the enjoyable Incredibly Easy!® style, it offers step-by-step direction on balancing fluids and electrolytes, understanding fluid imbalances and the disorders that cause them, treating imbalances and more. This real-world guide supports students and new nurses in class, on the unit and with NCLEX® preparation, while also serving as a solid refresher for experienced nurses.

Learn top-level skills to manage fluids and electrolytes:

  • NEW and updated content on fluid-related concepts in easy-to-follow definitions
  • Updated and revised content that offers clear definitions and on-the-job how-to’s
  • Explains the science of fluid and electrolytes in clear and practical terms as they relate to patient care
  • Patient care examples that include common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes and the basis for each recommended treatment
  • Easy-to-follow sections that offer practical insight and guidance on nursing skills:
    • Balancing basics – balancing fluids, electrolytes, and acids and bases
    • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances – imbalances in fluids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride, and acids and bases
    • Disorders that cause imbalances – including heat-related illnesses, heart failure, respiratory failure, excessive GI fluid loss, acute pancreatitis, renal failure and burns
    • Treating imbalances, including fluid losses and excesses – IV fluid replacement and total parenteral nutrition
    • Lists fluid and electrolyte imbalances commonly seen in pediatric and elderly patients
    • Guide to transfusing blood
  • Special chapter features offer invaluable recaps and quick explanations:
    • Just the facts – quick summary of content at the start of each chapter
    • “Nurse Joy and Jake” – offer expert insights, important care reminders, and reassurance throughout
    • Ages and stages – age-related changes and how they affect a patient’s health
    • Teaching points – patient-teaching tips that help patients prevent recurrence of the problem
    • That’s a wrap – quick end-of-chapter review of chapter content
    • Memory jogger – memory aids that help you grasp and remember difficult concepts
    • Quick quiz – end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style practice questions
    • Practice Makes Perfect – end-of-book practice exam with 60 NCLEX®-style questions

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Willis, Laura M.
ISBN: 978-1-97-512506-6
Specialty:
Dictionaries & Word References
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Pathophysiology
References
Language: English
Edition: 7th Ed.
Pages: 412
Year: 2019

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