Electrolyte Abnormalities

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 35 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the underlying etiology of hypercalcemia and select the appropriate treatment.

2. Identify and treat the underlying etiology of hyponatremia and prescribe appropriate treatment for hyponatremia based on symptoms, degree, and presence of any hypotension.

3. Differentiate the etiology of hypernatremia and prescribe appropriate treatment with caution due the dangers of rapid correction.

4. Identify the underlying etiology of hyper- and hypokalemia and select appropriate treatment.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

Mark A Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon, Iowa

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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