In this module, the topic of fluid and electrolyte therapy
will be discussed. Parts of this module will be a review for
many of you, while others will be learning these concepts
for the first time. In either event, the knowledge you gain
during this time will give you a broader background in fluid
and electrolyte therapy.
The first portion of this module discusses fluid and
electrolyte distribution in the body. These principles form
a foundation for the remainder of the module.
As previously mentioned, the average 70 kilogram adult's
body weight is approximately 60 to 70 percent water. This
water is divided into two primary types. These two types
are the intracellular fluid and the extracellular fluid. These
two types can be represented as below:
QUESTION: What are the two primary types of body