Mosby's Fluids & Electrolytes Memory NoteCards

Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses

By

  • JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, President/CEO, Nursing Education Consultants, Chandler, AZ; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, Nurse Educator, Seymour, Texas
  • JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, President/CEO, Nursing Education Consultants, Chandler, AZ; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, Nurse Educator, Seymour, Texas
  • Tom Gaglione, MSN, RN, New Life Foundation, Task Force for Children with HIV and Leprosy, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • Tom Gaglione, MSN, RN, New Life Foundation, Task Force for Children with HIV and Leprosy, Chiangmai, Thailand

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-06746-1


Table of Contents

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