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Pearson Reviews & Rationales

Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance with Nursing Reviews & Rationales
4th Edition

Mary Ann Hogan

Nov 2017, Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN13: 9780134457710
ISBN10: 0134457714
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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.

1. Fluid Balance and Imbalances
2. Sodium and Chloride Balance and Imbalances
3. Potassium Balance and Imbalances
4. Calcium Balance and Imbalances
5. Magnesium Balance and Imbalances
6. Chloride Balance and Imbalances
7. Phosphorus Balance and Imbalances
8. Acid-Base Balance and Imbalances
9. Replacement Therapies for Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

  • Helps prepare students for all aspects of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance covered on the NCLEX-RN® exam. Includes comprehensive yet concise coverage of balances and imbalances associated with fluids, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphorus, and acid-base, as well as replacement therapies for both fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Gives students comprehensive practice that helps them direct their study and build mastery. Contains pretests in each chapter, open-ended critical-thinking “Practice to Pass” questions, chapter posttests, and hundreds of additional questions online. All pretest and posttest questions contain comprehensive rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are coded according to cognitive level of difficulty and NCLEX-RN® Test Plan categories of client need and integrated processes.
  • Offers exceptionally efficient and focused review of key concepts, terms, and techniques. Chapters start with clear objectives, include “Review at a Glance” glossaries of critical terms, and present multiple NCLEX Alerts identifying concepts that are especially likely to be tested.
  • Gives students additional opportunities to apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Includes case studies at the end of each chapter describing true-to-life client case situations and asking open-ended questions about how the student would provide care for this client and his or her family.
  • Provides additional last-minute “take-anywhere” preparation. Includes a popular tear-out reference card presenting frequently used facts and information, ideal for last-minute exam review, as well as ongoing clinical work.
  • Helps students study for this (and all other exams) more effectively. Begins with dozens of proven Study Tips and Test-Taking Strategies to improve students’ chances of success.

MaryAnn Hogan, MSN, RN has been a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate nursing programs. A former item writer for the CAT NCLEX-RN® exam, Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses throughout to a number of publications in the areas of adult health, pharmacology, and fundamentals of nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing.