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Caroline Porter Thomas

Caroline Porter Thomas is the founder of EmpoweRN inc. and the author of “How to Succeed in Nursing School: Before, During and After” and “New Nurse?  How to Get, Keep and LOVE Your First Job!”  

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Video Series - Fluid and Electrolytes

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Video Series - Fluid and Electrolytes
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Fluid and electrolyte preparations are the most commonly prescribed medications in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It is crucial that nurses understand the water and electrolyte balance as this is crucial for body homeostasis. The following video series will discuss normal and abnormal fluid and electrolyte balances, the factors that contribute to imbalances, types of imbalances, and nursing interventions you can use to correct imbalances.  Electrolytes regulate fluid balance, hormone production, strengthen skeletal structures, and act as catalyst in nerve responses, muscle contraction, and help with the metabolism of nutrients. The electrolytes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride and phosphate will be discussed individually. Each chapter is presented as a video enabling you to learn fluid and electrolyte concepts in a fun and engaging manner.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. List 3 signs and symptoms of hypovolemia.
2. List 3 signs and symptoms of hypervolemia
3. Identify hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic intravenous solutions
4. Define common corrective actions for each electrolyte imbalance


Chapter 1: Fluid and Electrolytes Introduction
Chapter 2: Hypovolemia
Chapter 3: Hypervolemia
Chapter 4: Introduction to Electrolytes
Chapter 5: Sodium
Chapter 6: Calcium
Chapter 7: Potassium
Chapter 8: Magnesium
Chapter 9: Phosphate
Chapter 10: Chloride

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