Pearson Reviews & Rationales

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Mary Ann Hogan  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
240
Pub.-date
February 2012
ISBN13
9780132958554
ISBN
0132958554
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Description

For nursing courses covering fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, and/or preparing nursing students for these components of the NCLEX-RN® examination.

 

This text 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 current (2010) NCLEX-RN® Test Plan. Coverage includes: principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, including 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.

Features

&>For nursing courses covering fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, and/or preparing nursing students for these components of the NCLEX-RN® examination.

 

This text 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 current (2010) NCLEX-RN® Test Plan. Coverage includes: principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, including 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.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Helps prepare students for all aspects of fluids, electrolytes, 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 10-question pretests in each chapter, open-ended critical thinking “Practice to Pass” questions, 10-question chapter posttests, and 270 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.

New to this Edition

Fully updated to reflect the nursing components of the most current NCLEX-RN® Test Plan related to fluids, electrolytes, acid-base balance, and replacement therapies.

 

Updated! Content and practice questions updated wherever necessary throughout-to fully reflect the newest NCLEX-RN® Test Plan
  • Ensures that students are studying current content and focusing on the issues most crucial to success on the current NCLEX-RN® exam 
Updated and improved! Presents 450 up-to-date online test practice questions at NursingReviewsandRationales.com, many using new alternative item formats-including audio, media-enhanced, hot spot, and exhibit questions
  • Thoroughly familiarizes students with today's computer-based testing experience and the newest question formats, so they will be more comfortable on the actual exam 

Updated! Includes access to the latest eText version of this book online-fully searchable, with note-taking, highlighting, and other features

  • Enables students to read and review anywhere they have an Internet connection

Table of Contents

1. Fluid Balance and Imbalances

2. Sodium 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

Appendix. Practice to Pass & Case Study Suggested Answers

Index

Author

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.


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