After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to.
- To review the criteria necessary for a diagnosis of the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis (SIAD), including differentiating hypovolemia from euvolemia, and SIAD from Cerebral Salt Wasting (CSW).
- To summarize best practices for management of hyponatremic patients, including choice of appropriate initial therapy, avoidance of osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS), and recognition of predictors of failure of fluid restriction.
- To recognize new insights into long-term effects of chronic hyponatremia, including hyponatremia-induced osteoporosis, gait instability, falls and bone fractures
Joseph G. Verbalis, MD
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours