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Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, 5e (Nursing Pocket Guides)

Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, 5e (Nursing Pocket Guides)
Author: Ursula Easterday Heitz - Mima M. Horne
ISBN 13: 9780323026031
ISBN 10: 323026036
Edition: 5
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2004-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $40.95

With its concise, user-friendly outline format, this handy pocket guide is the indispensable consultant for fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances and how they relate to patient care. Readers will discover pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic tests, collaborative management, and nursing diagnoses and interventions reviewed in a logical, consistent, and easy-to-read manner.

• 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

• Compares different types of parenteral and enteral feedings, along with nursing implications

• Contains expanded and updated relevant IV therapy and pharmacology

• Features updated content throughout with current literature and research findings, such as most current blood pressure guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services