Fluids and Electrolytes

Metabolic Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Metabolic Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Need info on a different Acid-Base Imbalance? I’ve got you covered! Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Metabolic Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis (you are here!) What is Metabolic Alkalosis? Metabolic Alkalosis is a condition where your body (usually the kidneys) either 1) gets rid of too much acid, OR …

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Metabolic Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Metabolic Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Need info on a different Acid-Base Imbalance? I’ve got you covered! Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Metabolic Acidosis (You are here!) Metabolic Alkalosis (coming soon!) What is Metabolic Acidosis? What Does Metabolic Acidosis Mean? Metabolic Acidosis is a condition where your body (usually the kidneys) either 1) …

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Respiratory Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Respiratory Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment What IS Respiratory Alkalosis? Respiratory Alkalosis is a medical condition that occurs when too much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) leaves the body, which indirectly causes the blood pH to decrease increase above 7.45. When too much CO2 leaves the body, it causes a chain reaction that decreases …

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Respiratory Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Respiratory Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment What IS Respiratory Acidosis? Respiratory Acidosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lungs can’t remove enough Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the body, which causes the blood pH to decrease below 7.35. When too much CO2 stays in the blood, it causes a chain reaction …

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Isotonic Solution: A Clear Explanation for Nursing Students (UPDATED)

Isotonic solution is probably the most commonly used IV fluid that you will see during nursing school. But why is it so useful? What’s the difference between different types of isotonic fluids? And when would you use them? Here’s a clear explanation for HOW and WHY isotonic IV solutions work so that you can be confident in …

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What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video)

What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video) You have to understand diffusion if you want to master Fluids and Electrolytes in nursing school. So let’s start with the basics: What IS diffusion? What is Diffusion? The simplest explanation for diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of HIGH concentration to an …

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Hypertonic Solution: An Explanation for Nursing Students (UPDATED)

Hypertonic Solution: An Explanation for Nursing Students I’m going to help you understand WHY and HOW a hypertonic solution works so that you can be confident in knowing which situations to use them in for nursing school. If you haven’t already seen the explanation of results from my Osmosis Experiment, make sure to check that out first. …

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