Curriculum-Based Online and Live Activities
Phillip D. Levy, MD, MPH, FACEP,
Wayne State University
In the modern management of hyperkalemia, new and emerging therapies have begun to transform the therapeutic landscape, and today’s clinicians have the opportunity to optimize outcomes in patients with this potentially life-threatening complication. Hyperkalemia occurs in many clinical settings including heart failure, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes and is prevalent in up to 10% of hospitalized patients. It is associated with a high rate of emergent admissions and contributes to significant in-hospital mortality with underlying acute kidney injury, cardiac arrest, and/or multiple organ failure. Best-practice management of hyperkalemia means integrating potentially safer and effective new oral therapies into practice, while individualizing treatment according to patient- and agent-specific characteristics. Moreover, effective coordination and transition of care within a multidisciplinary team will help reduce readmissions and mortality, as well as improve patient quality of life.
Through this curriculum, we hope to provide emergency physicians and hospitalists with the latest evidence and insights to help identify hyperkalemia sooner and provide state-of-the-art, tailored care to improve patient outcomes. To learn more, join Dr. Phillip D. Levy for this engaging game-based educational activity, and then attend one of our expert-led, live ACEP state chapter meetings.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of emergency medicine physicians and hospitalists involved in the care of patients with hyperkalemia.