Fluid and electrolyte balance
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Fluid and electrolyte balance

Ella McLafferty Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Carolyn Johnstone Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Charles Hendry Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Retired, was lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

Assessment and careful maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance in patients is an essential part of the nurse’s role. This article explores fluid and electrolyte balance with reference to the normal physiology of body fluids and regulation of fluids and electrolytes. It also considers some common conditions associated with fluid imbalance.

Correspondence c.c.johnstone@dundee.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 28, 29,42-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.03.28.29.42.e5531

Received: 26 July 2011

Accepted: 14 December 2011

Published in print: 19 March 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review