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Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Fifth Edition
Nursing Considerations

Author(s): Norma M. Metheny, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Dorothy A. Votsmier Endowed Chair, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri
  • ISBN-13: 9780763781644
  • Paperback    398 pages      © 2012
Price: $91.95 US List
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Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Nursing Considerations, Fifth Edition takes a case study and applications approach that is ideal for undergraduate nursing students. Completely revised and updated, this Fifth Edition provides in-depth discussion of fluid and electrolyte balance and imbalance with a strong focus on understanding pathophysiology. Further, it outlines basic concepts and gives an overview of the nursing considerations for fluid and electrolyte problems including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and acid-base imbalances. Students will benefit from the easy-to-understand information on parenteral and enteral nutrition, caring for children and the elderly, and how to treat fluid and electrolyte problems involving gastrointestinal issues, congestive heart failure, brain injuries, pregnancy, and oncologic conditions. Additional features include illustrations and tables supporting each chapter’s material. From fundamental concepts and assessment of fluid and electrolyte balance to coverage of major clinical problems, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Nursing Considerations, Fifth Edition prepares students for today's complex nursing environment.

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Ideal for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in med-surg courses.

Unit I  Basic Concepts
  Chapter 1  Fundamental Concepts and Definitions Body Fluids and their Distribution
  Chapter 2  Nursing Assessment
Unit II  Overview of Fluid and Electrolyte Problems: Nursing Considerations
  Chapter 3  Fluid Volume Imbalances
  Chapter 4  Sodium Imbalances
  Chapter 5  Potassium Imbalances
  Chapter 6  Calcium Imbalances
  Chapter 7  Magnesium Imbalances
  Chapter 8  Phosphorus Imbalances
  Chapter 9  Acid-Base Imbalances
Unit III  Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  Chapter 10  Parenteral Fluids
  Chapter 11  Parenteral Nutrition
  Chapter 12  Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances Associated with Tube Feedings
Unit IV  Clinical Situation Associated with Fluid and Electrolye Problems
  Chapter 13  Gastrointestinal Problems
  Chapter 14  Fluid Balance in the Surgical Patient
  Chapter 15  Hypovolemic Shock in Trauma and Postoperative Patients
  Chapter 16  Congestive Heart Failure: Fluid & Electrolyte Problems
  Chapter 17  Renal Failure
  Chapter 18  Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State
  Chapter 19  Brain Injuries
  Chapter 20  Acute Pancreatits
  Chapter 21  Cirrhosis with Ascites
  Chapter 22  Oncologic Conditions
  Chapter 23  Pregnancy
Unit V  Special Considerations in Children and the Elderly
  Chapter 24  Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in Children
  Chapter 25  Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the Aged

Norma M. Metheny, RN, PhD, FAAN-Professor and Dorothy A. Votsmier Endowed Chair, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Metheny is a Professor at Saint Louis University where she has taught an elective course on fluid and electrolyte balance to undergraduate and graduate students for the past 30 years.  She has published multiple textbooks on this topic and is a frequently sought after consultant.  In addition, findings from her research on enteral nutrition are widely used to help formulate practice guidelines in acute and chronic care settings.