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Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal Health

Preventing Hyperkalemia: Effective Hyperkalemia Management Using a New Regimen

Managing hyperkalemia in at risk, comorbid patients is a frequent challenge for clinicians. In line with the trend of increasing rates of renal disease, heart failure, and diabetes, hyperkalemia is occurring more frequently. Patients on goal-directed medical therapy with RAASi that experience hyperkalemia often have their medications stopped or reduced below target – negatively impacting […]

DURATION

30 min

PROFESSION

Specialist

# OF CREDITS

1

ACCREDITATION

SCFHS

EXPIRY DATE

2023-06-28

Managing hyperkalemia in at risk, comorbid patients is a frequent challenge for clinicians. In line with the trend of increasing rates of renal disease, heart failure, and diabetes, hyperkalemia is occurring more frequently. Patients on goal-directed medical therapy with RAASi that experience hyperkalemia often have their medications stopped or reduced below target – negatively impacting the therapeutic benefits. Treatment regimens with standard agents have adverse effect profiles that make them ineffective. Modern regimens, with potassium-lowering medications offer patients and clinicians safety and added flexibility; particularly when optimizing RAAsi therapy. The overall goal of the program is to support clinician recognition of the benefits of early initiation of potassium-lowering medications, as part of a multi-step approach to prevent hyperkalemia.


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

Faculty

Matthew R. Weir, M.D.

Abdullah H. A. Almalki, MBChB(Hon.), Grad Cert Epi, SSCIM, ABIM, ECNeph, MSc MedEd (Hon.), FASN

Osama Abdullah Almogbel, MBBS, ABIM, FRCPC

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe the presentation of hyperkalemia in a comorbid patient
  • Outline the interventions required for acute management, including risk profiling
  • Review the available options that would be most appropriate to reduce the risk of recurrence of hyperkalemia in a comorbid individual
  • Discuss the benefits of effective chronic management of hyperkalemia, which allows for maintaining optimal RAASi doses and improved patient safety by decreasing complications and urgent care needs.

Accreditation

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

Activity Code Number: 20220001475.

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

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