Some A&P II advice


Just finished A&P II.

In many ways it was even more fascinating than A&P I. However, make sure you understand fluid balance homeostasis, electrolytes, acids/bases, and hormones before you begin (or soon after starting). If you don't, you'll be lost and needlessly so. I realized I was by midsemester. I hunkered down and read as much basic stuff on these topics I could find (we had done some of this in A&P I, but it wasn't focused on as much as it should have, or maybe I didn't realize their importance at the time :bluecry1:).

Must admit, I was intimidated by the chemistry of it all, but it was a lot simpler and understandable once I started from square one.

One book I found that is very good is "Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy," published by Springhouse. I'm sure there are many others out there.

Here are my down and dirty notes from other sources. But, really, get a good book on the topics because they are very essential and will be for the rest of your education and career, I'm sure.

Good Luck!

Fluids and Electrolytes Notes.doc

Specializes in Infusion. Has 10 years experience.

Thank you! I have already started studying A&P, even though I don't plan to take it until Sept. I am listening to audio lectures as well. I figure every little bit will help!

Thanks again!


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