Clinical Cases in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance provides students with 10 cases - a collection of cases derived from everyday practice in the emergency department of a tertiary hospital. The authors have adopted the novel approach of a case timeline with accompanying clinical and physiological commentary to illustrate the links between the basic sciences and clinical practice.
Progressing from fundamental concepts, pathophysiology, and assessment of fluid and electrolyte balance through coverage of major clinical problems, this text offers everything the student needs. New features and information prepare students for challenges they may face in today's environment.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Geoff Couser is a consultant emergency physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania. He has designed and implemented workplace-based programs for both undergraduates and postgraduates. He is the section editor for education and training for the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia. Together with Associate Professor Justin Walls, he is a director of Biomedical Education Australia, an integrated clinical education and health science consultancy that provides educational services to educational institutions and workplaces.
Justin Walls is currently the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tasmania and has an extensive research and teaching background in systems physiology. He has gained postgraduate qualifications in medical education at the University of Dundee. He is responsible for the organisation and delivery of key medical and health science units and is playing a key role in the design and implementation of a new five-year undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Tasmania.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- CASE 1 Julia was feeling woozy
- CASE 2 Ailsa was feeling the heat
- CASE 3 Jack couldn’t stop vomiting
- CASE 4 Grace isn’t herself; she looks sick
- CASE 5 My husband’s got terrible pain in his belly and now he’s collapsed, I need an ambulance now!
- CASE 6 John was hit hard by the flu
- CASE 7 Mr. Wallis couldn’t breathe
- CASE 8 Mark had a pain in his belly that wouldn’t go away
- CASE 9 Jane just couldn’t breathe
- CASE 10 No one knows who he is and why he’s so unwell
- Appendix: Maps of Cases