Academic Day Seminar – Oct 7

✔ Electrolytes 

Winnie and Anna did a great job covering the pathophysiology and management of different electrolytes. This is a very useful session as this is definitely something that I regularly encounter during my rotations! These are my notes: Electrolytes

How I will apply this:

  • When reading electrolyte levels, consider:
    • Severity of the hypo/hyper reading
    • Symptoms of the patient and severity of the clinical picture
    • Underlying causes (e.g. hypoMg for hypoK)
  • Always review medication profiles and look for potential drug causes
  • When treating, consider:
    • Severity of the hypo/hyper reading and clinical picture of patient
    • Differences in the different formulation (e.g. PO phosphate is preferred as less monitoring required but may be less tolerable d/t SE of diarrhea)
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