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Endocrinology

New, Effective Hyperkalemia Management and Enabling Optimal RAASi Therapy

Hyperkalemia is a frequent and dangerous clinical challenge in the medical management of patients on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy. RAASi therapy provides many health benefits to patients with renal dysfunction and heart disease. Patients on RAASi therapy experience hyperkalemia and often need dose adjustments or discontinuation to address the hyperkalemia. This program will outline […]

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Specialist

# OF CREDITS

1

ACCREDITATION

SCFHS

EXPIRY DATE

2023-02-28

Hyperkalemia is a frequent and dangerous clinical challenge in the medical management of patients on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy. RAASi therapy provides many health benefits to patients with renal dysfunction and heart disease. Patients on RAASi therapy experience hyperkalemia and often need dose adjustments or discontinuation to address the hyperkalemia. This program will outline the benefit of using newer, safer binding resins in addition to standard best practices, to support effective treatment of clinically significant hyperkalemia


This program has received an educational grant from Vifor Pharma

Faculty

Amal Najrani, MD

Javid Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

David Strain, MBChB, MD, FRCP

Learning objectives

After completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Outline the causes of hyperkalemia, the burden of disease, and its impact of morbidity and mortality
  2. Describe the role of new potassium-binder therapy versus traditional therapy in the management of hyperkalemia
  3. Review the considerations for making treatment choices, including the benefits of maintaining optimal RAASi therapy and dosing
  4. Identify specific at-risk patient types and apply the latest recommendations for treatment and management of hyperkalemia

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for 1 CPD hours.
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1
Duration: 1 hr

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