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Fluid Electrolyte Imbalance Case Study

Unit 2 – Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance A. Homeostasis a. State of equilibrium in the body b. Naturally maintained by adaptive responses c. Body fluids and electrolytes are maintained within narrow limits B. Water content of the body i. Varies with age, gender, body mass 1. Men have more muscle mass → increased water, fat cells have less water content b. 50-60% of the weight in an adult c. 45-55% in older adults d. 70-80% in infants C. Body Fluid Components a. ICF b. ECF i. Intravascular...

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Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalance: Case Study

Patient Case Study: Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalance This patient case study report will outline the contributing factors related to a fluid and electrolyte imbalance, whilst assessing the medical and nursing management for the patient. Furthermore, an evaluation of the implemented nursing and medical treatment will also be discussed in this report. Introduction: • Patient History: Mr. Richards presented to accident and emergency on the 7th October 2004, primarily due to the progressive...

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Fluids and Electrolytes

2011 Pre-course Learning Objectives: Fluids and Electrolytes: 1. Identify and describe the composition of the fluid compartments within the body Either Intracellular fluid (ICF- 2/3 of the body’s water) or extracellular fluid (ECF -one third of the body’s water). The two main extracellular fluid compartments are the interstitial fluid and the intravascular fluid, which is the blood plasma. Other ECF compartments include the lymph and the transcellular fluids such as the synovial , intestinal,...

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Fluid Imbalance in Adult Patients

Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance Paper Julia Peterson University of Akron Introduction Homeostasis of fluid and electrolyte balance is important for the body to be able to function. The nursing student will cover the risk, pathology, and signs and symptoms for both fluid deficit and hypokalemia. The nursing student will also apply these findings to the patient specific information from the clinical day February 8, 2011. This will give her the ability to formulate four different nursing diagnosis...

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Central Line Case study

The patient is a 45 year old man who had GI surgery 4 days ago.  He is NPO, has a nasogastric tube, and IV fluids of D51/2saline at 100 mL/hr.  The nursing physical assessment includes the following:  alert and oriented; fine crackles; capillary refill within normal limits; moving all extremities, complaining of abdominal pain, muscle aches, and "cottony" mouth; dry mucous membranes, bowel sounds hypoactive, last BM four days ago; skin turgor is poor; 200 mL of dark green substance has drained from...

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CVS case study

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Nursing 131 – Physical Assessment Case Study – Cardiovascular Disease Nancy Riverhawk is a 75-year-old woman who presents to the provider’s office with fatigue. Subjective Data PMH: HTN, hyperlipidemia, MI 3 years ago Fatigue started about 1 month ago, getting worse Relieved with rest, exacerbated with activity Denies pain chest Ankles swollen Objective Data Vital signs: T 37, P 112, R 18, BP 110/54 Lungs: bilateral lower lobe crackles...

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Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances

patient with a fluid or electrolyte imbalance for falls, especially older adults. 2 Use safety precautions to prevent injury or death when administering parenteral potassium-containing solutions. 3 Supervise the oral fluid therapy and intake and output measurement aspects of care delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel. Health Promotion and Maintenance 4 Teach healthy adults and patients how to prevent dehydration. 5 Assess patients for factors that increase the risk for fluid and electrolyte...

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Practice Case Studies

Chapter 6 – Case Study 1 Mr. E., age 53, has a history of alcoholism and came to his physician because of recent anorexia, nausea, and diarrhea, as well as heart palpitations and fatigue. He has been taking his diuretic tablet, but not his vitamin and mineral supplement. An ECG and blood tests indicate hypokalemia. Discussion Questions 1. Discuss the possible factors contributing to his electrolyte imbalance and the rationale for his signs and symptoms. 2. What are the signs of hypokalemia and...

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Diabetes Case Study

HLTEN611B – Apply Principles of Diabetic Nursing Care Assessment 1 – Case Study James is 18 years of age and has just presented (with his parents) to his GP with a 2 week history of extreme fatigue, polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss. His random BGL is 41mmol/l and his blood ketones show 3.2mmol/l. His GP has diagnosed Type 1 diabetes with DKA and has sent him to the emergency department to see an endocrinologist at your public hospital, St Health Skills. The endocrinologist has decided on...

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Fluid and Electrolytes Study Guide

Fluid and Electrolytes Study Guide -Fluids and Electrolytes move between interstitial fluid (surrounds the cell) and the intravascular fluid (blood plasma, capillaries). -Intracellular Fluid: -Extracellular Fluid: -Interstitial Fluid -Intravascular Fluid -Transcellular Fluid -Filtration: movement of water and smaller molecules through a semipermeable membrane. it s promoted by hydrostatic pressure, lack of this will call edema and unable to concentrate urine -Diffusion: from a high concentration...

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