Fluid and Electrolytes/Acid Base Balance

Target Audience

For experienced nurses interested in a comprehensive medical-surgical review and/or in preparing for certification or recertification in medical-surgical nursing.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss mechanisms the body uses to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance.
  2. State the indications for different intravenous solutions.
  3. Analyze case situations for alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance.
  4. Discuss mechanisms the body uses to maintain acid-base balance.
  5. Correctly determine acid-base derangement in a given case.
Course summary

Cindy Sayre, MN, ARNP, Director, Professional Practice and Patient-Family Centered Care, UWMC; Affiliate Instructor, BNHS, UW

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