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Post Graduate Course #1: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Status

‐ Jan 18, 2014 11:00am

Need a better understanding of electrolyte management? Acid-base got you puzzled? Then this post-graduate course is for you. Learn how to diagnose and treat the various extracellular and intracellular electrolyte disorders in your nutrition support patients. Develop a better understanding of arterial blood gases, acid-base balance, and how the nutrition support practitioner plays an important role in the correction of these abnormalities in patients. Case studies will be used to maximize the learning experience.


  1. Identify common etiologies of hyponatremia and hypernatremia associated with nutrition support and develop appropriate treatment options
  2. Describe the etiologies and treatment of intracellular electrolyte disorders in the intensive and nonintensive care setting
  3. List the common acid-base disorders seen in the nutrition support patient and identify appropriate treatment options