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Assessing a Patient with an Electrolyte Imbalance course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session explores the common and important causes of electrolyte imbalances commonly seen in primary care, particularly socdium and potassium, and presents a set of typical case studies of patients who have electrolyte disturbances.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in February 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify common causes of electrolyte imbalances commonly seen in primary care
  • Use a systematic approach to the assessment of common electrolyte imbalances
  • Use a systematic approach to the investigation of electrolyte imbalances in primary care
  • Recognise rare but serious electrolyte imbalances that may present in primary care and take appropriate prompt action

This session considers abnormalities of the commonly measured electrolytes sodium and potassium.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Stuart Smellie,
Retired Consultant Chemical Pathologist,
MA DM FRCP FRCPath

Dr Smellie led the development of laboratory test guidance for Primary Care and worked with a range of professional and Department of Health organisations to foster good practice in Laboratory Medicine.

Delivery
Title
Assessing a Patient with an Electrolyte Imbalance course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Preventive healthcare | medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17b_05
Access Duration (in months)
12
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