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Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Basics

Fluids are the basis of life. Water makes up about 60% of the average human body by weight. The body maintains a delicate balance between fluid being drained out of the body and fluid constantly being replenished in the body. Disturbances in this balance can both indicate and be caused by a variety of pathologies.

Duration 20 min
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Fluids are the basis of life. Water makes up about 60% of the average human body by weight. The body maintains a delicate balance between fluid being drained out of the body and fluid constantly being replenished in the body. Disturbances in this balance can both indicate and be caused by a variety of pathologies. Therefore, understanding and monitoring a patient's fluid balance, electrolyte balance and acid-base balance is critical to providing care.

This program, the first of a three part series, provides nursing students, new nurses, and others with the basics of fluid balance, electrolyte balance, the main electrolytes in the body, and maintaining the acid-base balance in the human body.

After completing this course, you should be able to describe:
  • Basics of fluid balance
  • Basics of electrolyte balance
  • Main electrolytes in the body
  • Acid-base balance in the human body
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 20 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2015
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Healthcare, Electrolytes