Key Features

  • Helps readers identify a patient's specific imbalance and understand the required nursing care
  • Provides the ability to look up a diagnosis and learn what fluid, electrolyte, or acid-base disturbances are associated with that diagnosis
  • Includes patient-family teaching guidelines with clear instructions to give the patient and family regarding care for the condition
  • Provides pediatric and geriatric information to help users understand the variations within these special patient populations

Table of Contents

UNIT I BASIC PRINCIPLES

1. Overview of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

2. Regulation of Vascular Volume and Extracellular Fluid Osmolality

3. Fluid Gains and Losses

4. Nursing Assessment of the Patient at Risk

5. Laboratory Assessment of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

UNIT II DISORDERS OF FLUID, ELECTROLYTE, AND ACID-BASE BALANCE

6. Disorders of Fluid Balance

7. Disorders of Sodium Balance

8. Disorders of Potassium Balance

9. Disorders of Calcium Balanc

10. Disorders of Phosphorus Balance

11. Disorders of Magnesium Balance

12. Overview of Acid-Base Balance

13. Respiratory Acidosis

14. Respiratory Alkalosis
15. Metabolic Acidosis

16. Metabolic Alkalosis

17. Mixed Acid-Base Disorders

UNIT III CLINICAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FLUID, ELECTROLYTE, AND ACID-BASE IMBALANCE

18. Gastrointestinal Disorders

19. Surgical Disturbances

20. Endocrinologic Disorders

21. Cardiac Disorders

22. Renal Failure

23. Acute Pancreatitis

24. Hepatic Failure

25. Burns

26. Providing Nutritional Support

APPENDIX A: Standard Abbreviations

APPENDIX B: Glossary

APPENDIX C: Effects of Age on Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

APPENDIX D: Normal Laboratory Values and New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323170819
eBook ISBN:
9780323060462

About the authors

Ursula Heitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Consultant, Nashville, TN

Mima Horne

Affiliations and Expertise

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC