Clinical Cases In Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

An Acute Care Approach

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August 12, 2009


Paperback, 200 pages


0070165629 / 9780070165625


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Main description

Clinical case scenarios in a problem-based format!

"The main strength of the book is its readability. It is well organized, concise and appropriate to the target audience. Clincal case studies are an invaluable resource in the education and continuing education of students of medical and clinical science and Clinical Cases in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: An Acute Care Approach is no exception and is a quality addition to the currently available texts."--Gus Koerbin, Principal Scientist, ACT Pathology

This latest addition to the Clinical Cases Series consists of common clinical cases that combine the practice of emergency medicine with the fundamental biomedical science behind fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance.

Key features of each case study include:

  • clinical and physiological learning objectives
  • a case timeline running throughout each case conveys a realistic view of patient management
  • clinical and physiological commentaries running in parallel to the timeline provide a vital link between the clinical and biomedical science concepts
  • review questions for self-assessment and an ideal examination aid
  • topics for further discussion are included for motivated students

The prescription and administration of intravenous fluid therapy, and the ordering of pathology tests are some of the most frequent acts performed by hospital staff. Intravenous therapy, however, can be complicated adn it is essential that practitioners have an understanding of the appropriate use and interpretation of the most basic pathology tests. Linking biomedical science with clinical applications provides a deeper learning experience for readers at all levels.

Table of contents

Case 1: Julia was feeling woozy…
Case 2: Ailsa was feeling the heat…
Case 3: Jack couldn’t stop vomiting…
Case 4: Grace isn’t herself; she looks sick...
Case 5: My husband’s got terrible pain in his belly and now he’s collapsed…I need an ambulance now!
Case 6: John was hit hard by the flu…
Case 7: Mr. Wallis couldn’t breathe…
Case 8: Mark had a pain in his belly that wouldn’t go away…
Case 9: Jane just couldn’t breathe…
Case 10: No one knows who he is and why he’s so unwell…
Appendix: Maps of Cases

Author comments

Geoff A. Couser, MBBS, FACEM, GradCert ULT, is a consultant emergency physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania.

Justin T. Walls, PhD, DipMedEd, is currently the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tasmania.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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