Nephrology Nurse Viewpoints on In-hospital Hyperkalemia Management: Improving Patient Outcomes in Acute Care Settings with Novel Potassium Binders

November 30, 2022

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This session will provide expert guidance across the totality of the hyperkalemia management paradigm, starting with a review of the calculus as a whole, then focusing specifically on acute care settings, with emphasis on emerging clinical trial evidence and practical pearls for implementing novel potassium binders into hospital-based care.

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise key mechanisms of potassium homeostasis and review patient-centric risk factors for hyperkalemia.
  • Discuss the prevalence and clinical gravity of hyperkalemia, with emphasis on acute care challenges and the morbidity/mortality impact of suboptimal renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) utilization in the chronic setting.
  • Evaluate novel K+ binder (patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate [SZC]) pharmacology, safety and efficacy profiles, and differential clinical utility across the hyperkalemia treatment continuum.
  • Examine evolving clinical trial data in support of patiromer and SZC for hyperkalemia management, with a particular focus on usage in acute care and in-hospital settings.
  • Use a case-based approach to design treatment strategies using novel K+ binders that the interprofessional care team can employ to improve hyperkalemia outcomes in the hospital.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
11/21/2022
Course expires: 
12/30/2022
Event starts: 
11/30/2022 - 7:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/30/2022 - 8:00pm EST

  5 mins - Welcome and Introductions/Pre-test

10 mins - Elemental Foundations: An Overview of Hyperkalemia Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and the Clinical Impact of K+

25 mins - Emerging Evidence, Evolving Paradigm: The Expanding Role of Novel K+ Binders in the Acute Care Setting

15 mins - Managing Hyperkalemia in the Hospital: Interprofessional Approaches to Outcomes Optimization with Novel Agents

 5 mins - Conversations with the Experts and Q&A/Post-test

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
St. Louis, MO

 

 


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