459 Electrolytes

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  1. List the most common etiologies of hyponatremia and hypernatremia.
  2. Prescribe appropriate treatments for patients with severe hyponatremia and hypernatremia.
  3. Discuss the common etiologies of hypokalemia and hyperkalemia.
  4. Describe the urgent treatment of hyperkalemia.
  5. Identify drugs that can cause hypercalcemia.
  6.  List the laboratory tests used to distinguish hyperparathyroidism from other etiologies of hypercalcemia.
  7. Prescribe appropriate rehydration solutions for children with gastroenteritis-related dehydration.
  8. Recommend appropriate fluid management strategies for patients participating in high-intensity endurance athletic activities.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$645.00

Michael M. Braun, DO, FAAFP, is the director of inpatient medicine for the family medicine residency program at Madi¬gan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services Uni¬versity of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Braun is also a flight surgeon for the Washington National Guard. He completed a faculty development fellowship. 

Megan Mahowald, MD, is a hospitalist fellow at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She completed a family medicine residency program where she served as chief resident. 

Taiwona L. Elliott, DO, is a faculty physician at the Womack Family Medicine Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center. She also is an assistant professor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. Lisa Harris, DO, is a faculty physician at Fort Belvoir Com¬munity Hospital in Virginia, and assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She completed a faculty development fellowship. 

Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP, is the director of the Hospital Medicine for Family Physicians Fellowship at Womack Army Medical Center and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$645.00
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