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Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal Health

Hyperkalemia Avoidance: Effective Hyperkalemia Management Using New Preventive Regimen

The frequency of urgent hyperkalemia is expected to increase alongside the increasing number of people with renal disease and heart failure. Managing hyperkalemia effectively is increasingly complex for clinicians, particularly in comorbid patients. Treatment approaches to hyperkalemia have typically focused on a standard regimen of agents but have not adopted regimens that will prevent critical […]

DURATION

30 min

PROFESSION

Specialist

# OF CREDITS

1

ACCREDITATION

SCFHS

EXPIRY DATE

2023-06-28

The frequency of urgent hyperkalemia is expected to increase alongside the increasing number of people with renal disease and heart failure. Managing hyperkalemia effectively is increasingly complex for clinicians, particularly in comorbid patients. Treatment approaches to hyperkalemia have typically focused on a standard regimen of agents but have not adopted regimens that will prevent critical hyperkalemia long term. This program will review the impact of hyperkalemia; a new approach to decrease the rate of hyperkalemia, particularly in comorbid patients, and highlight the benefits of prevention of hyperkalemia in high-risk groups, e.g., patients on RAASi; highlighting the rationale and clinical data behind them. The overall goal of the program is to support clinicians in optimizing patient care by helping them individualize the choice of therapy and integrate simple regimens that prevent acute hyperkalemia.


This program has received an unrestricted educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

Faculty

Khaled Al Amiri, M.B.B.S, MD, ECFMG, ABIM

Mostafa Al-Shamiri, MBBS, MRCP(UK), ABIM, KSFIM

Professor Andrew P Sindone, B. Med (Hons), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FNHFA

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education program participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the incidence, burden of disease, and impact on mortality caused by hyperkalemia;
  • Review the place of newer potassium binder therapy in the management of hyperkalemia;
  • Discuss profiles of patients that would benefit from preventive hyperkalemia treatment that allows maintaining optimal RAAS inhibitor therapy and dosing.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for 1.0 CPD Hour(s).

Activity Code Number: 20220001476.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1
Duration: 30 min

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