Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy by Laura Willis
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Publication Date: 2019-11-16
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 About the Clinical Editor Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP, CMSRN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Health Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio.