Calcium and phosphorus derangements

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Derangements in plasma calcium and phosphorus concentrations can precipitate serious and life-threatening complications in critically ill patients. An understanding of the function and homeostasis of these ions is essential to fully comprehend the causes, clinical manifestations, and treatment of calcium and phosphorus imbalances. This article will help the critical care nurse to identify patients at risk, to recognize derangements early (while they are still mild), and to seek and monitor appropriate treatment.


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Critical Care Nursing | Nursing | Therapeutics


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