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Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Sandra WalkerSandra Walker
This chapter explores describes function, distribution, movement, and regulation of fluids and electrolytes in the body along with the regulation of acid–base balance I including the roles of the lungs, the kidneys and buffers. It identifies factors affecting normal body fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base balance and discusses the risk factors for and the causes and effects of fluid, electrolyte, and acid–base imbalances. Assessment, nursing diagnoses, outcomes, interventions and evaluation of clients with altered fluid, electrolyte, or acid–base balance are explored including the measures to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, such as enteral or parenteral replacements and blood transfusions.

History

Parent Title

Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 3

Start Page

1492

End Page

1554

Number of Pages

63

ISBN-13

9781442504714

Publisher

Pearson

Place of Publication

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

No

Edition

1st Australian

Number of Chapters

54