An overview of fluid and electrolytes -- Fluids : their function and movement -- Electrolytes : their function and movement -- Fluid & electrolyte regulation -- Acid-base balance -- Changes associated with different stages of the lifespan.
Through realistic clinical scenes and computer animations, this video shows you how to swiftly detect signs and symptoms of fluid and electrolyte imbalances, link your findings to their most probable cause, and provide the best possible nursing care.
-how to elicit Chvostek's and Trousseau's signs--two clear indicators of hypocalcemic tetany.
-how to prevent voluntary muscle movement when assessing deep tendon reflexes through patient distraction.
-which electrocardiographic changes suggest which electrolyte imbalances.
-how hyperkalemia disrupts nerve and myocardial cell conduction, causing specific neurologic and cardiac signs and symptoms.
-how syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion can produce signs and symptoms of dilutional hyponatremia and hypervolemia.
-why hypervolemia changes the pulses' amplitude and contour.
...and much, much more.
-- Blanchard & Loeb website.
Constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.