EMS Training Supervisor Hanover County (VA) Fire-EMS Charlottesville, Virginia
Lucian Mirra, M.Ed., NRP: No financial relationships to disclose
Electrolytes play a pivotal role in regulating homeostasis and in many critical body functions...but what happens when they become abnormal? This presentation will examine the role of electrolytes, presentation of abnormal values, and discuss treatment, all in the lens of real-life case studies. Whether you have access to point of care testing or not, this presentation will prepare you to recognize and treat some of the most common electrolyte imbalances seen in the prehospital setting.
Understand the role of electrolytes and how they affect the human body.
Identify common presentations of electrolyte abnormalities.
Analyze cases of electrolyte imbalances in order to determine proper treatment for the patient.