Demystifying Sodium Disorders in the ED & ICU – Joyce Campbell
Sharpen your skills in identification and management for hypernatremia and hyponatremia. Many patients seek help in the emergency department for symptoms of sodium imbalance and others are admitted with or develop sodium imbalance while in the hospital. These imbalances can present in a variety of complex and confusing ways and you, as the front-line responder, need to be aware to recognize and react quickly and effectively to protect patients. This presentation will help you to sharpen your assessment skills regarding sodium imbalance, how to read and interpret lab tests related to sodium levels and become the most up to date in interventions to increase your patient’s outcomes.
- Describe the clinical manifestations of hypernatremia and hyponatremia.
- Identify the etiology of sodium imbalance.
- Summarize the treatment of the patient with a sodium imbalance.