When providing parenteral nutrition, clinicians are making decisions that can affect the electrolyte and acid-base status of the patient. Disorders are common, with potentially serious consequences for patients, and are often considered the most difficult area of medicine to understand. Learn how to identify primary and secondary acid-base disorders, and discover a practical approach for their interpretation and treatment. Explore the signs and symptoms of fluid and electrolyte disorders, and how to develop a treatment plan for managing these disorders in patients receiving nutrition support.
PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP,
Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Department of Pharmacy,
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS
PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, FASHP, FTSHP,
Nutrition Support Team Coordinator,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Pharmacy, Houston, TX