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Instruction_Guide - Instructor Guide for UNDERSTANDING...

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Instructor Guide for UNDERSTANDING OSMOLARITY, TONICITY, AND IV FLUID THERAPY List of all the resource files included in the submission . 1. Understanding Osmolarity, Tonicity, and IV Fluid Therapy 2. Instructor’s Guide for Understanding Osmolarity, Tonicity, and IV Fluid Therapy Explanation of when, how, and the order in which to use each resource file. 1. Understanding Osmolarity, Tonicity, and IV Fluid Therapy This file is designed to be used as a self-paced tutorial or as an adjunct to formal classroom instruction. It should be worked through sequentially. 2. This guide gives additional background on the topics in the main handout and some suggestions for using it as a teaching resource. The purpose/goal of the resource (including educational objectives) The goal of the resource is to give students a conceptual understanding of the differences between osmolarity and tonicity so that they can make scientifically based decisions about appropriate solutions for intravenous fluid therapy. Educational Objectives: Students completing these exercises should be able to 1. distinguish between osmolarity and tonicity 2. use ECF/ICF box diagrams to explain the effects of a solution on the body's osmolarity and compartment volumes 3. use body compartment box diagrams to calculate solute amount, compartment volume, and osmolarity of a person, and explain how those parameters change with fluid/solute gain or loss
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