Nursing > NCLEX-RN > Chapter 3 Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy Last minute brief study n (All)

Chapter 3 Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy Last minute brief study notes for NCLEX.

Document Content and Description Below

Chapter 3 Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Balance, and Intravenous Therapy Objectives Theory 1. Explain the various functions fluid performs in the body. 2. Describe the body's mechanisms for flu... id regulation. 3. Review three ways in which body fluids are continually being distributed among the body's fluid compartments. 4. Distinguish the signs and symptoms of various electrolyte imbalances. 5. Discuss why older adults have more problems with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. 6. Describe the disorders that cause specific fluid and electrolyte imbalances. 7. Compare the major causes of acid-base imbalances. 8. Apply interventions to correct an acid-base imbalance. 9. Discuss the steps in managing an intravenous infusion. 10. Explain the measures used to prevent the complications of intravenous therapy. 11. Identify intravenous fluids that are isotonic and when they are used. 12. Interpret the principles of intravenous therapy. Clinical Practice 13. Assess patients for signs of dehydration. 14. Correctly assess for and identify edema and signs of overhydration. 15. Apply knowledge of normal laboratory values to recognize electrolyte imbalances. 16. Perform interventions to correct an electrolyte imbalance. 17. Determine whether a patient has an acid-base imbalance. 18. Execute measures to prevent the complications of intravenous therapy. 19. Compare interventions for the care of a patient receiving total parenteral nutrition with those for a patient undergoing intravenous therapy. Key Terms More than half of the human body's weight is water. Throughout life there is a gradual decline in the amount of body water. An infant's body is approximately 77% water, and an older adult's body is about 45% water. Women's bodies have less water than men's. The older adult and the very young are more likely to experience severe consequences with even minor changes in their fluid balance. Fatty tissue does not contain as much water as other tissues; thus the greater the amount of fat in the body, the less the percentage of body water. Maintaining a healthy weight is important in regulating the body's percentage of water. Keeping body fluids within a normal range is especially necessary, because for every cell of every organ, life processes take place within fluid. The nutrients needed for life, reproduction, and the normal functioning of a cell must be dissolved or suspended in water, and the largest part of each cell is fluid. For all of the cell's life processes to take place, there must be a continuous exchange of water, glucose, oxygen, nutrients, electrolytes, and waste products. Water in the body has four main functions: 1. Be a vehicle for the transportation of substances to and from the cells 2. Aid heat regulation by providing perspiration, which evaporates and cools the body 3. Assist in maintenance of hydrogen (H+) balance in the body 4. Serve as a medium for the enzymatic action of digestion [Show More]

Last updated: 2 years ago

Preview 1 out of 69 pages

Add to cart

Instant download

OR

Reviews( 0 )

Recommended For You

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > AA RN Comprehensive Predictor 2019:Also ATI NCLEX Predictor. With 180 Q&A for nursing school personnel and nursing school students to Guarantee success on the NCLEX. 100% Correct. (All)

AA RN Comprehensive Predictor 2019:Also ATI NCLEX Predictor. With 180 Q&A for nursing school personnel and nursing school students to Guarantee success on the NCLEX. 100% Correct.

RN Comprehensive Predictor 2019 Form A 1. A nurse in a pediatric unit is preparing to insert an IV catheter for 7-year-old. Which of the following actions should the nurse take? A. (Unable to re...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$15

85  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) - 2022/2023 (All)

NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) - 2022/2023

NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) - 2022/2023

By tutor2 3 days ago

NCLEX-RN

$18

0  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX THREE (Recovered). 1000 Questions and Answers. (All)

SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX THREE (Recovered). 1000 Questions and Answers.

SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX THREE (Recovered) 1) The nurse performs an assessment on a client admitted with contact dermatitis. Which signs and symptoms should the nurse look for? 2) The...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$9

1  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > NCLEX RN Cardiovascular 150 Q&A. The most commonly tested exam questions. (All)

NCLEX RN Cardiovascular 150 Q&A. The most commonly tested exam questions.

NCLEX RN Cardiovascular 150 Q&As 1. A client admitted to the hospital with chest pain and a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus is scheduled for cardiac catheterization. Which medication would ne...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$8

4  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > SaundersCardiovascular Medications Comprehensive Review For The NCLEX-RN Examination; Revision Questions and Answers. (All)

SaundersCardiovascular Medications Comprehensive Review For The NCLEX-RN Examination; Revision Questions and Answers.

Saunders Cardio Meds: Final Exam Revision Questions and Answers Potassium chloride intravenously is prescribed for a client with hypokalemia. Which actions should the nurse take to plan for prepar...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$6

1  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > Board Vitals NCLEX Prep RN 126_Questions and Correct answers (all 100%) (All)

Board Vitals NCLEX Prep RN 126_Questions and Correct answers (all 100%)

Board Vitals NCLEX Prep RN 126 1. While administering medications to a group of clients on a medical-surgical unit, a client who is postoperative from an accidental above-the-knee amputation indicat...

By Expert1 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$20

0  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > NUR 101 > NCSBN TEST BANK - for the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN Examination > Latest Update (2022/2023) A Rated. (All)

NUR 101 > NCSBN TEST BANK - for the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN Examination > Latest Update (2022/2023) A Rated.

NUR 101 > NCSBN TEST BANK - for the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN Examination > Latest Update (2022) A Rated. Evergreen Valley College - NUR 101NCSBN question bank NCSBN question bank NUR 101 > NCSBN TEST BA...

By Homework provider 1 year ago

NCLEX-RN

$13

2  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX ONE. This Document Contains 1004 most tested questions and answers. 100%. (All)

SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX ONE. This Document Contains 1004 most tested questions and answers. 100%.

SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW FOR NCLEX ONE 1) The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a Chinese American client regarding prescribed dietary modifications. During the teaching session, the...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$9

0  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > Cardiovascular - Summary Saunders Comprehensive Review for the Nclex-Rn Examination Cardiovascular Nursing. Everything you need to know about cardiovascular nursing (excluding pharmacology) based on lecture notes and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination. (All)

Cardiovascular - Summary Saunders Comprehensive Review for the Nclex-Rn Examination Cardiovascular Nursing. Everything you need to know about cardiovascular nursing (excluding pharmacology) based on lecture notes and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination.

Cardiovascular - Summary Saunders Comprehensive Review for the Nclex-Rn Examination Cardiovascular Nursing Diagnostic Tests Cardiac Markers CK-MB (creatinine kinase, myocardial muscle) - an ele...

By QuizMaster 2 years ago

NCLEX-RN

$11

1  

 Nursing> NCLEX-RN > Actualtests NCLEX-RN - P1 National Council Licensure Examination (All)

Actualtests NCLEX-RN - P1 National Council Licensure Examination

NCLEX-RN QUESTION 1 A 25-year-old client believes she may be pregnant with her first child. She schedules an obstetric examination with the nurse practitioner to determine the status of her possibl...

By Professor Lynne 4 months ago

NCLEX-RN

$11

0  

NCLEX-RN

$4.00

Add to cart

Instant download

OR

Can't Find what you want?

PLACE CUSTOM WRITING ORDER
110
0

Document information


Connected school, study & course



About the document


Uploaded

2 years ago

Number of pages

69

Written in

All

Type

NCLEX-RN

Seller


QuizMaster

Member since 3 years ago

980 Documents Sold


Additional information

This document has been written for:

Course

Nursing

Paper Category

NCLEX-RN

Uploaded

2 years ago

Downloads

 0

Views

 110

THE BEST STUDY GUIDES

Avoid resits and achieve higher grades with the best study guides, textbook notes, and class notes written by your fellow students

Avoid examination resits

Your fellow students know the appropriate material to use to deliver high quality content. With this great service and assistance from fellow students, you can become well prepared and avoid having to resits exams.

Get the best grades

Your fellow student knows the best materials to research on and use. This guarantee you the best grades in your examination. Your fellow students use high quality materials, textbooks and notes to ensure high quality

Earn from your notes

Get paid by selling your notes and study materials to other students. Earn alot of cash and help other students in study by providing them with appropriate and high quality study materials.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US


What is Browsegrades

In Browsegrades, a student can earn by offering help to other student. Students can help other students with materials by upploading their notes and earn money.

We are here to help

We're available through e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and live chat.
 FAQ
 Questions? Leave a message!

Follow us on
 Twitter

Copyright © Browsegrades · High quality services·