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Potassium and Magnesium

‐ Jul 28, 2015 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

Title:  A.S.P.E.N. Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Series and Certificate of Training Program Part 2: Potassium and Magnesium



Todd Canada, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Division of Pharmacy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Department of Pharmacy, Baptist Health Systems; Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS


Total Credit Hours:   1.5 per lecture

Start Date:   October 1, 2015

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date):   October 1, 2018

Format: Online as MP3 audio files and handouts as PDF documents


Goals and Target Audience
This training series is targeted to nutrition support practitioners who are new to managing patients on nutrition support or those practitioners who need an update in the management of fluids, electrolytes, acid-base disorders and laboratory assessment. This training series is planned at the intermediate learning level and designed to empower members of the nutrition support team to take an active role in correcting abnormalities in conjunction with the entire healthcare team.

Successful Completion
Each on-demand webinar in the four part series is accredited separately. To obtain credit for each on-demand webinar, participants must listen to the recording in full, pass the posttest with a score of 100% and complete an evaluation via the electronic CE system in A.S.P.E.N.’s eLearning Center, which is accessible from any internet connection at www.nutritioncare.org/elearning.  Participants may log in using the email address and password on file with A.S.PE.N.  Note: successfully completing the posttest is required for nurses, pharmacists and physicians, not dietitians.  Dietitians may claim credit for viewing/listening to the recording per CDR guidelines. 

Please note, to receive the Certificate of Training in Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base, participants must successfully complete all four enduring programs and claim CE credits for each.


Learning Objectives

    1. Provide the most frequent etiologies of hypo- and hyperkalemia, as well as hypo- and hypermagnesemia in hospitalized patients receiving nutrition support.
    2. Determine clinical estimates of replacement therapy for hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia through case-based examples in the nutrition support population.
    3. Distinguish the homeostatic mechanisms responsible for normal potassium and magnesium balance in nutrition support patients.

Accreditation Statements

A.S.P.E.N. is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

A.S.P.E.N. designates this [each] enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UANs: Sodium and Fluids - 0216-0000-15-113-H04-P; Potassium and Magnesium - 0216-0000-15-114-H04-P; Calcium and Phosphorus - 0216-0000-15-115-H04-P; Acid-Base - 0216-0000-15-116-H04-P.

Each activity is available for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) per activity. Knowledge activities.

A.S.P.E.N. is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970. 



A.S.P.E.N., Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program / materials. CDR level 2, for 1.5 CPEUs for each individual webinar in the series. Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org .



Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research × A.S.P.E.N. ×8630 Fenton Street× Suite 412× Silver Spring, MD 20910. 


Commercialism:  A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.  A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products. 


Privacy and Confidentiality:  A.S.P.E.N. respects the privacy of its members and website visitors. Companies that receive personal information from A.S.P.E.N. in order to execute the business of A.S.P.E.N. may use personal information only for that purpose.


Refund Policy: Refunds are not available. 


Faculty Disclosures

Name Disclosures Relevant to Topic COI Resolved?
Gordon Sacks Fresenius Kabi, Grant Support Yes Yes – Alter topic to not include products or services of commercial entity
Mike Kraft B. Braun, Speaker, Honorarium; Fresenius Kabi, Advisory Board, Consulting Fees Yes – B. Braun and Fresenius Kabi Yes – Alter topic to not include products or services of commercial entity
Rolly Dickerson Nestle, speaker, honoraria; NPS Pharmaceutical, consultant, consulting fees No – relationship not relevant to committee role N/A
Kathleen Gura Fresenius Kabi, consultant, consulting fee and intellectual property rights; B Braun, consultant, consulting fee; Pronova/BASF, consultant, consulting fee and research support; Sancilio and Company, consulting fee, research support No – relationship not relevant to committee role N/A
Sonia Echeverri Minerva Medical SAS, advisor, grant funding No – relationship not relevant to committee role N/A
Kevn McNamara BioScrip infusion, National Director Clinical Pharmacy Operations; Salary No – relationship not relevant to committee role N/A


Nothing to disclose

Phil Ayers
Todd Canada
Anne Tucker
Jaime Aranda-Michel
Jane Balint
Katherine Chessman
Janet Chung
Maya Guggari
Jane Hughes
Harlan Husted
Totty Johnson
Cassandra (Cassie) Kight
Mary Marian
Maria del Mar Rivero Celorio
Maria Mascarenhas
Nilesh Mehta
Biren Modi
Jessica L Monczka
Wing Yan Ng
Kimberlee Orben
Ala Shaikhkhalil
Renay Tyler
Aisha Violette
Renee Walker


Commercial Support and Sponsorship
No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this enduring continuing education activity.

Requirements for Participation
Adobe Flash Plugin
Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
Computer with speakers/headset
Broadband Internet connection
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Credits: None available.