UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Fluid, Elecrolytes and Acid/Base Balance

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module provides an in-depth overview of the physiologic principles of fluid, electrolyte, and acid/base balance, and clues us into key nursing considerations in discovering and correcting imbalances.


Christine Henshaw, EdD, RN-BC

Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason, Seattle

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the physiology of fluid and electrolyte balance.
  2. Plan care for patients with common fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  3. Correctly interpret ABG results and plan care for patients with acid-base imbalance.