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1st Edition

Fluids and Electrolytes
Essentials for Healthcare Practice

ISBN 9781138197626
Published March 10, 2017 by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

Fluids and Electrolytes: Essentials for Healthcare Practice is designed to give a solid understanding of fluid and electrolyte physiology and its implications for practice, including acid-base balance and intravenous (IV) therapy, in a concise and easily understandable format.

Chapters incorporate physiological, developmental and practical aspects, highlighting some of the key issues that arise from childhood to old age. This accessible text is presented with clear graphical representations of key processes, numerous tables and contains interesting facts to explore some common myths about human fluid and electrolyte physiology.

A valuable resource for healthcare students, this book also provides a strong comprehensive overview for practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and paramedics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Overview of Fluid and Electrolytes  Chapter 2. Fluids: their function and movement  Chapter 3. Electrolytes: their function and movement  Chapter 4. Fluid & Electrolyte Regulation  Chapter 5. Acid-Base Balance  Chapter 6.Changes Associated with Different Stages of the Lifespan


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Bernie Garrett is a professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. He worked as a renal clinician for 15 years before becoming a nurse educator. He holds a PhD in information Science, specializing in education, multimedia and artificial intelligence. His work is underpinned by a passion for science and technology, and frequently writes on these subjects