After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Differentiate between dextrose, crystalloids, and plasma expanders.
  • Optimize your patients’ diuretic regimen.
  • Identify the cause of your patient’s hyponatremia and hypernatremia and correct it.
  • Differentiate between the different causes of hypokalemia and hyperkalemia, and apply the most effective measures to correct them.
  • Calculate total body water, plus identify what the different body compartments are and what makes water move between them.
Chapter 1

Body water

Learn how to calculate total body water, plus what the different body compartments are and what makes water move between them. This chapter lays the foundations for the course.
3 Lessons (10m 49s)
Chapter 2

IV fluids

Learn when to use what type of IV fluid. After attending this chapter, you will know the difference between and advantages of dextrose, crystalloids, and plasma expanders.
5 Lessons (17m 57s)
Chapter 3

Diuretics

In this chapter you will learn to optimize your patients’ diuretic regimen, the advantages and disadvantages of each diuretic, what to do if they don’t work, and much more.
6 Lessons (24m 37s)
Chapter 4

Regulation of volume and water

Here, you will learn how the body regulates water and sodium and why tonicity is more important than osmolality. This chapter lays the foundation for the chapters that follow.
3 Lessons (10m 36s)
Chapter 6

Hypernatremia

Learn to diagnose, cure, and prevent this dangerous problem. After attending these lessons, you will know more about hypernatremia than 95% of your colleagues.
6 Lessons (23m 08s)
Chapter 7

Potassium

Learn how to control and analyze this potentially life-threatening ion like a pro, how potassium is regulated, and what causes its shift into the extracellular space.
4 Lessons (14m 27s)
Chapter 9

Hyperkalemia

This is a life-threatening condition. Learn what therapies work and don’t work with hyperkalemia (that everyone’s using). What are the ECG changes to watch out for?
6 Lessons (20m 58s)