Assessing and managing the main disorders of potassium and sodium balance
Streams: Renal Medicine
Disorders of electrolyte balance are common in hospital patients. This brief lecture with highlight the main causes of disorders of potassium and sodium balance via simple algorithms and outline basic investigations necessary. The management of hyperkalaemia and SIADH will be covered.
- Understand the common causes of disorders of sodium and potassium balance
- Use of a simple algorithm to diagnose the main causes of hyponatraemia
- Manage hyponatraemia
- Manage hyperkalaemia