Fluid assessment and associated treatment

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This chapter explores the normal anatomy of the intravascular, interstitial, and intercellular fluid compartments, the mechanism of normal fluid homeostasis and compensatory mechanisms. The common causes of fluid deficit and fluid excess are highlighted alongside the role of fluid assessment and replacement using intravenous therapy using fluids or blood products. This also discussed with reference to the nurse’s role in evaluating fluid status. Finally, there is also a useful section on the metabolic emergencies of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCare of the Acutely Ill Adult
Subtitle of host publication An Essential Guide for Nurses
EditorsFiona Creed, Christine Spiers
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780198793458
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2020


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