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Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Concerns in Nursing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Fluid intake is critical in both treatment and recovery so it is vital that nurses monitor the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the patients under their care. The lessons in this chapter detail specific issues with fluid imbalances and stress the importance of electrolytes. Take a short quiz following every lesson to measure your knowledge of the material and feel free to ask questions of a knowledgeable instructor. These lessons cover such topics as:
- How IV fluids help in balancing fluids
- Maintaining fluid & electrolyte balance
- The causes of fluid imbalance
- Examination of a nursing case study
|Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body||Get the facts about balancing fluids and electrolytes in humans.|
|Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances: Manifestations, Causes, Care & Effects||Learn about the symptoms and treatment of fluid and electrolyte imbalances.|
|Common Intravenous Fluids & Agents for Electrolyte Balance||Discover the agents used to promote the balance of electrolytes.|
|Factors Influencing Fluid & Electrolyte Balance||Recognize the factors affecting fluid and electrolyte balance.|
|Nursing Case Study: Fluid & Electrolyte Balance||Examine an actual case study relating to fluid and electrolyte balance in nursing.|
1. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body
Your body needs to maintain a balance of fluid and electrolytes to work properly. Learn how electrolytes and fluids interact and discover things that influence their balance, such as kidney function, thirst, hormones, medications and hydration levels.
2. Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances: Manifestations, Causes, Care & Effects
The fluid and electrolyte balance of your body must be maintained to keep your muscles, brain and nerves functioning properly. Learn about conditions and drugs that can upset this balance and how a patient with an imbalance is cared for.
3. Common Intravenous Fluids & Agents for Electrolyte Balance
This lesson discusses the details about hydrating agents that can be given intravenously and the administration of electrolytes. We'll take a look at the importance of water and electrolyte balance as well.
4. Factors Influencing Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
Your body needs to maintain a proper level of fluid and electrolytes to function at its best. Learn about factors that influence fluid and electrolyte balance, including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, diet, exercise, diuretics, and kidney problems.
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Other chapters within the Nursing 101: Fundamentals of Nursing course
- The Profession of Nursing
- Communication & Interpersonal Relations in Nursing
- Nursing Safety
- Hygiene for Nurses
- Asepsis & Infection Control
- Medication Administration & Nursing
- Understanding the Body's Defenses in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
- Mobility & Immobility Issues in Nursing
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management for Nurses
- Understanding Nutrition for Nurses
- Understanding Elimination in Nursing
- Understanding Oxygenation in Nursing