In this lesson, you will learn about the different compartments including intracellular, extracellular, interstitial, and intravascular. You will also be able to define different types of fluids and modes of transport for fluid and electrolytes including diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and osmosis.
After this lesson you will be able to identify what potassium is, the role it plays in the body, what a patient with hyperkalemia or hypokalemia looks like, and how to treat the different disorders in your patients.
In this lesson you will gain an understanding of the osmolarity of isotonic solutions and different types like 0.9% normal saline, lactated ringers, and D5W. You will be able to identify the indications for use, contraindications, and specific patient education for isotonic solutions.