Electrolytes – Potassium Imbalances
The purpose of this course is to provide the professional nurse with current information on the impact potassium imbalances have on acutely ill patients. Potassium deficiencies and excesses will be reviewed, and relevant nursing interventions and treatment modalities will be discussed.

Course Publication Date: September 03, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Deborah Borelli R.N., CCRN-K, M.S.N.
Course No:EPI082719
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Review key roles that potassium plays in homeostasis.
  • Describe potential etiologies of potassium imbalances.
  • List laboratory reference ranges for normal serum potassium values and critical values.
  • Differentiate between clinical manifestation of hyper- and hypokalemia.
  • Discuss clinical management of potassium imbalances in the acutely ill patient.
  • Examine current treatment modalities of potassium imbalances.


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