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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - 5th edition

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780323026031

ISBN10: 0323026036

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
International: No

ISBN13: 9780323026031

ISBN10: 0323026036

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 05

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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.

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

New to this Edition

  • 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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


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


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


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

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