For nursing courses covering fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, or those preparing nursing students for these components of the NCLEX-RN® examination.
Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Balance with Nursing Reviews & Rationales, 4th Edition provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today’s “need to know” nursing knowledge about fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Developed and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, it fully reflects the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan. Coverage includes principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, such as focused assessments and how they affect entire body systems. Individual chapters focus on specific electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus), acid-base disturbances, and replacement therapies for common fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Each chapter includes definitions, etiologies, clinical manifestations, and therapeutic management of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base problems in the context of the nursing process. A complete support package includes access to more questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review. Hundreds of practice questions in the book and online at www.nursingreviewsandrationales.com help students measure their readiness for the NCLEX-RN®. In addition, you can access an eText version of this book on this website.