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When and how to treat hyponatremia in the ED

In Clinical Questions, Medical Concepts by Andrei SmarandacheLeave a Comment

Electrolyte imbalances like hyponatremia can be the cause of a variety of vague complaints. At the same time, patients may present with electrolyte abnormalities that are asymptomatic and are incidental findings on bloodwork. Here’s an approach to deciding when and how to treat hyponatremia in the emergency department. We also thank Drs. Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) and Dr. John Neary (@jddneary) for their valuable input on this article! The Case Marjorie, an 83-year-old female, …

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CAEP FEI | The Nightmares Course at Queen’s University

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew HallLeave a Comment

Lilly is a first year resident who is called by the floor nurse about an elderly gentleman who is “feeling unwell”. She walks into the room and notices he is wheezing and appears short of breath. Lilly starts feeling extremely anxious and is unsure of what she should do before rushing to find her staff. She wishes there was a course that would allow her to be exposed to these situations and become …