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Nursing2015

September 2008, Volume 38 Number 9 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • TERRI GALE RN

Abstract


GALE, TERRI RN

Issue: Volume 38(9), September 2008, p ...

 

Thank you for "Third-Spacing: When Body Fluid Shifts" (July 2008).* I was a medical/surgical nurse for over 20 years before moving to the ICU, and yes, I know about third-spacing. But this article has given me such a complete understanding of the process that I now feel better prepared to care for patients experiencing third-space fluid shifts.

 
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Nurses are continually learning. When a light bulb goes on and we gain a complete understanding of a physiologic concept, it certainly benefits the patient. That's what quality nursing is all about.

 

TERRI GALE, RN

 

Cave Creek, Ariz.

 

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