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Recognition and Treatment of Hyponatremia in the General Population and Among Athletes - Guidelines on Hyponatremia

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 680 reviews

Course Summary

Hyponatremia is the most common disorder of body fluid and electrolyte balance, which can lead to a wide range of clinical symptoms that can be severe or even fatal. Many different conditions can lead to hyponatremia, imposing on health clinicians a high need to recognize the signs and symptoms, and to administer immediate treatment according to the latest medical research and guidelines. This is the second in a series of courses on hyponatremia.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.                    Introduction

II.                  Acute And Chronic Hyponatremia: A Review

1.      Algorithm Guidelines

2.      Laboratory Evaluation

III.                Athletes And Hyponatremia

IV.                Treatment Of Hyponatremia

1.      Severe Hyponatremia

2.      Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome

3.      Mild and Asymptomatic Hyponatremia

V.                  Medication And Fluid Management

VI.                The Risks Of Overcorrection

1.      Regulation of Water Intake

2.      Osmoregulation and Vasopressin

VII.              Summary

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