Critical Care Education Series - Metabolism &Fluid/Electrolytes: Management, Correction and Replacement
- Discuss how critical disorders such as severe burns, trauma, sepsis, brain damage, and heart failure lead to disturbances in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis.
- Discuss fluid resuscitation should be aimed at restoration of normal hemodynamics and tissue perfusion
- Discuss types of fluid categories and limits of resuscitation, Types I-IV hypovolemia
- Review divalent ion deficiencies such as hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia and hypophosphatemia should be identified and corrected, since they are associated with increased adverse events among critically ill patients.
- Understand HYPER and HYPOcalcemia effects and actions in the ICU
- Understand HYPER and HYPOmagnesemia effects and actions in the ICU
- Understand HYPER and HYPOphosphotemia effects and actions in the ICU
- Discuss aberrancies of potassium metabolism and grave consequences for cardiac muscle action potentials
- Review sodium disturbances affect renal function and fluid homeostasis.
- Discuss liberal fluid administration and association with adverse outcomes such as prolonged stay in the ICU, higher cost of care, and increased mortality.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour(s).
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation