Diagnosis and Management of Disorders of Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Balance: Challenging Issues for the Clinician

Course Description

This program is designed to provide an up-to-date review of the diagnosis and management of important disorders of acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte balance with an emphasis on challenging issues commonly faced by the practicing clinician. Emerging new concepts and areas of controversy are particularly stressed.

Disorders of acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte balance are common particularly in seriously ill patients. Most importantly, their presence can have a dramatic impact on clinical outcome. In the last several years, there have been substantial advances in our knowledge of their pathophysiology, value and limitations of diagnostic studies utilized for their assessment, type and severity of adverse effects, and most effective methods of their management.

This program addresses the following issues. What are the most effective methods of diagnosis and treatment of lactic acidosis, toxic alcohol intoxications, renal acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, dysnatremias, and dyskalemias? What is the pathogenesis and most effective treatment of resistant edema? What is the role of vaptans in the treatment of hyponatremia? What are the appropriate fluids to administer to patients with medical or surgical conditions? What is the appropriate treatment of acute disorders of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus balance? In all instances, didactic sessions elucidating important concepts are complemented by actual cases that illustrate the approach of experts in the field.

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: 1. utilize knowledge of methods for diagnosis and treatment of lactic acidosis, toxic alcohol intoxications, renal acidoses, metabolic alkalosis, dysnatremias, dyskalemias, resistant edema, and acute disorders of magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium balance to generate a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of each of these disorders; 2. describe the important impact of each of these disorders on morbidity and mortality of patients; 3. discuss the value and limitations of vaptans in treatment of hyponatremia; 4. describe the most appropriate fluids to administer to patients with medical or surgical conditions; and 5. discuss gaps in our knowledge and areas of controversy for each of the disorders requiring further basic and clinical research.

ASN designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Program is subject to change.

Co-Chairs

  • Jeffrey A. Kraut, MD
  • Nicolaos E. Madias, MD, FASN

Sessions

Day I
November 15, 2016 | 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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Day I

November 15, 2016 | 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Day II
November 16, 2016 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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Day II

November 16, 2016 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM

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