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Potassium management: hyperkalaemia

Hyperkalaemia is common in hospital practice, but is often poorly understood and can have life threatening implications. Update yourself on the causes, appropriate assessment and investigation, and treatment of both acute and chronic presentations.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should know:

  • What causes hyperkalaemia
  • How to investigate patients who present with high plasma potassium levels
  • Appropriate emergency treatment of acute hyperkalaemia
  • How to manage chronic hyperkalaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Written by:

Ian Stott

Last updated

24 May 2018

Release date

11 Feb 2014

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.
Karnataka Medical Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Lam Dong Medical College 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
SOGIMIG 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Associacao de Obstetricia e Ginecologia de Minas Gerais recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 1 credits or 1 hour of learning.
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 1 credit unit per 1 hour (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
The University of Conakry 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 0.5 credits, 1:00 hour The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Universidade de Pernambuco 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Universidade de Pernambuco recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
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