Case Studies in Electrolyte Management
Key content includes: abnormal electrolytes levels –magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphate and sodium, emergent interventions for lab abnormalities, as well as clues to identifying age specific conditions, pharmacologic agents and pathophysiologic changes such as trauma, which may alter lab values and their response to treatment. Patient outcomes are enhanced when nurses understand the implications of interventions for abnormal electrolytes. The target audience for this session includes Medical –Surgical, progressive and critical care bedside nurses, educators and advance practitioners. Participants should have a basic understanding of electrolytes and bring a desire to prevent complications for their patients by linking emergent interventions for lab abnormalities to pathophysiologic changes as prerequisite knowledge.
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