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Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Balance Disorders: Challenging Issues for Clinicians

Course Description

This program reviews updates in the diagnosis and management of acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte balance disorders. An emphasis is placed on the most common challenges faced by practicing physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and other clinicians. Multiple clinical scenarios are used to illuminate the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of these disorders. In addition to presentations available on-demand, live-stream sessions are designed to encourage active discussion between participants and faculty.

All on-demand presentations will be available starting Monday, October 25. This program will feature two live, interactive sessions on October 27-28 which will be available on-demand after the live sessions. Note: There is no syllabus.

ASN designates this blended learning activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is awarded up to 14.25 ANCC contact hours.

(The credits total has been updated based on actual time.)

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: 1) describe methods for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of plasma sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and acid-base balance; 2) summarize the physiology of acid-base and electrolyte balance; 3) describe the important impact each disorder has on patient morbidity and mortality; and 4) discuss the management of electrolyte disturbances commonly encountered in patients with CKD or ethanol use disorder and patients in the ICU.

Course Chair(s)

  • Kianoush Kashani, MD, MS, FASN
  • Biff F. Palmer, MD, FASN


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