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Fluids and Electrolytes: What the RD Needs to Know

Brought to you by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Center for Professional Development with a special thank you to the content writers and presenters Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, and Kristen Rhoda, MS, RD, LD, CNSD. Presiding Officer: Mary Hise, PhD, RD.

Planned with the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Dietetic Practice Group

In this module we will cover common fluid and electrolyte disorders and help clinicians gain insight into the use of intravenous fluids and understand the indications for fluids used in practice. The basics of hyponatremia, hypernatremia and fluid overload will be reviewed, along with appropriate treatment modalities. This module will encourage discussion of the management of intracellular electrolyte disorders as they pertain to nutrition.

CPEU Hours: 1.5
Level: 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 5090, 5010, 5440

Purchase the interactive e-learning module below.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss composition and proper utilization of intravenous fluids and how they are distributed in the body after administration.
  • Compare and contrast sodium abnormalities and discuss appropriate treatment of sodium disorders.
  • Interpret laboratory measurements used for assessing fluid and electrolyte balance.

This e-learning self-study includes web links to the Academy Center for Professional development courses for Distance Learning such as: Individual Online Learning modules, Live Teleseminars and Audio Recordings.

The course includes PDF files of the speaker presentations and handouts, as well as a downloadable CPE certificate.

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Immediately following purchase, you will receive an access email for the module. This email contains a link which will remain active for 30 days once the link has been activated by the user.

This product is approved for individual use only. Only the registered participant is eligible for continuing professional education units.

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