Hyponatremia Made Easy - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
 

ENJOY A CLEAR & LASTING UNDERSTANDING OF HYPONATREMIA DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder that clinicians encounter. Hyponatremia is also complex and often treated incorrectly. 

Get clarity on hyponatremia with renowned instructor Dr. Seheult. Master the key clinical concepts... from hypotonic to hypertonic hyponatremia, and everything in between.


WHO IS THIS FOR? 

Clinicians (MD, DO, NP, PA, RNs) and students in a variety of specialties that encounter hyponatremia.


WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?  

Dr. Roger Seheult is trusted by Universities, clinicians, and students for his ability to illustrate key concepts so they are understood, not memorized...

...and clear understanding leads to mastery of hyponatremia.  Learn more about Dr. Seheult.

Dr. Seheult illustrating different hyponatremia types

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE FROM THIS COURSE: 

  • An understanding of each type of hyponatremia from hypertonic to hypovolemic. 
  • Initial management and treatment recommendations based on the type and cause of hyponatremia
  • A review of important concepts for understanding hyponatremia such as osmolality, tonicity, ADH, and aldosterone
  • A clinical perspective of fluid balance
  • Includes Optional 1.25 CME Credits / MOC Points / CE
  • Quiz questions to reinforce core concepts and help you study
  • 1 year of unlimited access on up to 3 devices


Start watching now (the first video is free and at the top of this page).  This complete course and CME /CE credits are available with MedCram All-Access.

Course Contents:
  • Video 1: Definitions and Overview free trial
  • Video 1 Quiz free trial
  • Video 2: Hypotonic, Isotonic, and Hypertonic Hyponatremia
  • Video 2 Quiz
  • Video 3: The Hypotonic Hyponatremias: Hypovolemic, Hypervolemic, and Isovolemic
  • Video 4: Review
  • Video 3 & 4 Quiz
Post-Course Quiz (Required for CME/CE Credits)
  • Instructions
  • Post-Course Quiz
Optional: Receiving Credits for This Course
  • Congratulations! Your CE Certificate
Congratulations! CME Certificate
  • Your CME Certificate

Course Overview

Hyponatremia Explained Clearly is a course designed to clarify, review, and augment the training and understanding of primary care clinicians in the treatment of hyponatremia. The modules included in this course take a departure from the traditional slide presentation style lecture. Instead, the course is comprised of a series of video lectures aided by real-time instructor-led chalkboard visuals. This method of learning allows for the subject matter to be broken down to the basics and is designed to increase learning and retention. 

 

Hyponatremia is an important and common clinical problem. Because there are multiple causes for hyponatremia, it is imperative for clinicians to understand how to properly interpret the various laboratory tests and differentiate the various types of hyponatremia. Many clinicians lack training, understanding, and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of hyponatremia. This CME course will utilize a combination of videos, quizzes, and systematic discussion of clinical scenarios and practice cases to effectively deliver the course content. 



Course Objectives:

As a result of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Effectively identify the different types of hyponatremia and their causes.   
  • Test if the kidneys are the cause or if they are involved in the correction of different types of hyponatremia. 
  • Correctly identify the body compartments that distribute sodium and water and their involvement in the management of hyponatremia.   


Post-Test and Evaluation:

After completing the CME activity, you must successfully complete a post-test and fill out a program evaluation form. You will then be able to view and print your CME certificate.


Faculty

Roger D. Seheult, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA


Accreditation

ACCME AccreditedAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and MedCram, LLC. Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

     Release Date: 6/21/2019
     Expiration Date: 6/21/2022 (Date after which this enduring material is no longer certified for credit.)
     Medium: Enduring Material, Video/Audio


Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosures

Review Committee:

The following individuals have indicated that he/she (nor spouse/partner) have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest that may impact upon this CME activity:

  • Beth Townsend, HMCC – Reviewer (Continuing Education Company)
  • Roger Seheult, MD - Faculty
  • Kyle Allred, PA-C – Planner & Content Developer (MedCram)


Faculty Disclosures:

Roger Seheult, MD (Faculty) discloses that he is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Unlabeled Use Declaration:

During their presentation, faculty may discuss unlabeled or investigational use which is not approved for a commercial product. Faculty members are required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Statement of Disclosure and Independence:

It is the policy of Continuing Education Company (CEC) to ensure all of its accredited educational activities are designed, implemented, and evaluated in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Criteria and Policies. In accordance with ACCME requirements, CEC has Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Policies that are designed to ensure that accredited educational activities are fair, balanced, independent, evidence-based, and based on scientific rigor.

All individuals who are in position to influence and/or control content of a CEC accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity must disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationships which they or their spouse/partner have with (a) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (b) with any commercial supporters of the activity. (Relevant financial interest or other relationship includes such things as grants or research support, employee, consultant, major stockholder, member of speakers’ bureau, etc.) The intent of this disclosure is to provide activity participants with information to determine whether the speaker’s interests or relationships may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusions. All potential conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved, and are listed above.

The opinions, ideas, recommendations, and perspectives expressed in the syllabus and accompanying presentations at this activity are those of the program authors and presenting faculty only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, ideas, recommendations or perspectives of their affiliated institutions, Continuing Education Company, advisory boards or consultants.


Computer Requirements

Flash Player 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Opera 9.5 and later
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

HTML5 via one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 6.0.5 or later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later


Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824.  This course is approved for 1.25 CE contact hours.

MOHAMAD KARAM BAAJ, MD

RON HEBERGER, PA-C

Excellent

LORI GOLDEN, PA-C

Very good course. Challenging

CRESENCIA LEOPOLD

JOHN MARLOWE, PA-C

Best approach I’ve seen to understanding this difficult subject

MARISSA MADDALENA, PA-C

Excellent! Explained thoroughly and intricately. Helped me to understand the different types of hypotonic hyponatremias.

TESSA MCCLANAHAN (NP Student)

MOHSEN EBNESHAHIDI, MD

GENIEVE MARTINEZ, MD

SARAH ARIF, MD

ok

TESSA MCCLANAHAN (NP Student)

MICHELLE POURTABIB, MD

KATRINA ROUSE (NP Student)

KRISTY BENTLEY

Helped me understand the different types of hyponatremia.

LASHANDA PENN, NP

JOSE CASTELLANOS

JENNIFER LORGAN

RICK KNOWLTON, NP

NENA ROCHA

Great presentation

MICHAL ARISH, RN

Complicated topic, but explained as clear as can be. Thank you

MARK GROHMAN, MD

nice overview of a complex topic

RAND MITWASI

great

ALLISON CHANG

JOY KIM, MD

DEANNA BENJAMIN

STEVEN UPTON, PA-C

USAMA ABOELKHEIR , MD

LYNN CUBELA (NP Student)

LEWIS LITWACK, MD

FATIMA AL KHYELI

JANET CRUZ, MD

JULIA DUNN

RACHEL WERNER

TAMMY ALVERSON, MD

HUMBERTO RIOS, MD

ALEEA MCDONALD

Excellent explanation of Hyponatremia in its different forms. The causes of each form are clearly explained including what to do to fix each specific type. Dr. Seheult takes a complicated subject and makes it easy to understand. I believe this is vital information that could save your life!

RICHARD GREEN

ZSUZSANNA GERENCSER, MD

DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)

GRACE K, MD

Great

KENNETH RECORD

Excellent organization, appropriate background information, easy to remember.

PEDRO PINTO, RN

Very easy to understand. Congratulations for your job and the way you explain it. However, in this particular case, the treatment of hyponatremia (not in every cases) has to be quick (not slow as mentioned) and with hypertonic saline (3% saline). I would wait for revision. Congratulations, one more time.

CAITLYN GRAGG (NP Student)

NATAN KHOTIANOV, MD

NATALIE COMISKEY

KITT LEDFORD, NP

TINA HARRIS, NP

JILL LAWRENCE

KRISTIN SHANNON (NP Student)

Very good

ALI BAALBAKI, MD

Very easy to understand. Thank you.

KIMBERLY ZAFRA (NP Student)

CHANEL LOCKWOOD (NP Student)

Subject matter was broken down to where it was easy to understand and comprehend! The little things such as changing the font color as you go along helps with memory as well!

MOKESH RAJ, MD

ANNA CENTURION, NP

TAMI BELOTE

STEVE KUIJPERS, RN

Probably one of the best lectures on the topic of hyponatraemia. And YES, you will have to go over it again and again... Steve Netherlands

SANTIAGO ARISTIZÁBAL

SUKHVIR SINGH, MD

JANINE BROOKS, NP

JANINE BROOKS, NP

DEVORAH ARCHER-WEBB, PA

Explanations were clear, concise and logical. It is the best explanation of hyponatremia I have heard.

HEATHER MACTAGGART

VIET NGUYEN, MD

ROSANNA RANIERI

Excellent

SANJAY DHALL, MD

FLAVIO TORRE

PAOLA MONTERO, MD

ROBIN RISHI, MD

KHALED KHASHMAN

Very good but didn’t not speak about what will happen and what symptoms might be indicative of hyponatremia.

MOMINA RAHMAN, MD

FERNANDO MORAN

DENNIS JONES, PA-C

CORY STEIGERWALD (Medical Student)

Dr. Seheult has a gift for elucidating medical topics. I'm so happy he has shared his passion of medicine and teaching on this universal platform. Thank you, you've helped me comprehend and understand so much.

JILL MILLER, MD

SUHYUN LEE, MD

JORGE GOMEZ, MD

MIKHAIL KOLOMOYTSEV (NP Student)

KARIM RASHID

NICHOLAS NOTTI

Incredibly simple and concise - Very helpful as a baseline introduction to sodium imbalance and useful to build off of in the future when integrating other electrolytes/physiologic effects that are intertwined. An additional video looking at how other (common) physiologic electrolytes may be involved during instances of hyponatremia could be helpful in the future, however I am sure that it is covered in other modules as well.

ALFONSO VERA (Medical Student)

ANGELA STROMMER

TROY RUFF (Medical Student)

JANET VIANA

JOAN TERLISNER

Explains a lot for me.

MIKHAIL KOLOMOYTSEV (NP Student)

JENNIFER JEBELES

KATEY ANDREWS

TERESA CREIGHTON

HRVOJE MIKULIC

TRICIA LUIS

BRIAN BYRD

CATHERINE KUADA, MD

Excellent!!! Explained what has confused me for years. I have one suggestion. Please add case scenarios/ board Certification-like questions to the last video.

NAM HA, MD

Awesome explanation of a difficult to understand concept! Thank you!

TAHEREH MOHEB, MD

ALEXANDRIA LUCAS (Medical Student)

ALEXIA PROCHNICKI, RN

JACK SMITH, MD

RAQUEL VELAZQUEZ, NP

MICHAEL HULSEY, NP

VARSHA SHAH, MD

MARK VOGEL, Pharmacist

KATHY KIMPLER, PA

ANA ANZOLA, MD

Excellent review. Thanks for this AMAZING explanation!

MARTINA BORDINI, MD

Great work! Thank you for sharing

AMY BURKE, RN

A very involved topic well detailed.

HANUMANTHA KOLUSU, MD

NICOLE CAMPBELL, Paramedic

SAMUEL BAKER, RN

JEFF DAVENPORT, PA

Diagnosis of hyponatremia has been truly painful for me. I have had it explained to me several times. Each time feeling as though I finally had a handle on it; however, I would be just as lost the next time I had to attempt to dx this properly. This is, without question, the best explanation of hyponatremia I have ever viewed/heard. I now have a step by step process to follow, and it makes sense. Your other MedCram videos have helped me immensely in the past. I recommend it to my colleagues regularly. Thank you. Jeff Davenport, PA-C.

DR. SHREYES BODDU

ZIREGBE ESHEMITAN (Medical Student)

ALLISON CALLAHAN , PA-C

Very helpful

AMBILY K, MD

BRAD WITTROCK, Paramedic

DAVID RODRÍGUEZ (Medical Student)

FEDERICO VASVARI , MD

AMANDA ALSTON

THERESA SLADE-MOORE, MD

Very good explanation, easy to follow.

JANE FRITCHLEY

Excellent and succinct explanation of hyponatremia that can get confusing.

ERIN MYHRE

This is such a confusing concept and the videos explained it perfectly and made it clinically applicable! I used a hyponatremia flow chart from AAFP that went along with the videos just like it was made for it. Thank you!!!

ANTHONY GHANEM

YAN CHEN

CHRISTINE SLACK

H AH

CHAD GLEASON

MANV PANDHER, MD

GERGANA PETKOVA, MD

TIM T, MD

ABDULRAHMAN HAMMAD

HUGO CATTONI, MD

RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist

MICHELE WILKINSON, NP

Excellent breakdown of hyponatremia for everyday use. Makes it very simple to evaluate.

JOSEPH DIMATTEO

NAMUNGU SIMIYU, MD

NEHA GUPTA, MD

KEVA JOSEPH

SARITA SINGH (Medical Student)

GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)

IHSAN KHAN, MD

BERNARD O’FLYNN, MD

Well explained.

REUOF ALAMRI (Medical Student)

PREET SOHAL (Medical Student)

AMAZING! super clear

JORDY LOOSER

MICHELLE LACKAMP

MAHA ALMANSOUR (Medical Student)

MATTHEW APEDO, MD

JAMES CHIU

JOSEPH SORRENTO, MD

This was a very clear and concise explanation of a difficult Topic

LILY MORAN

BHAVANA VEMULA, MD

NADINE DHATLY

MARINDA NEWKIRK, NP

EZZAT BESHAY, MD

JOEL LUCERO (NP Student)

Simplified the concept!

CHINEDU EJIKE, MD

JOYCE FUSS, NP

CHANTELLE HYMAN

Explained so well and clearly in simple and understandable terminology. Explanations and clinical correlations will definitely help when it comes to working with patients. Thanks!

MANAL AL, MD

MARY BUTCHER, Pharmacist

Explaining a complex topic this clearly helped me better understand hyponatremia. The diagrams using different colors were very helpful. To be honest I was struggling to visualize the different aspects of the condition. My purpose of studying this particular topic is preparation for Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. No other presentation is so succinct and clear. Thanks.

SWAN LEE, MD

I finally can understand this topic. Wow... I am amazed....

AHMED ASHOUR, MD

EDUARDO SANDOVAL

Just awesome. Thank you.

SANDRA WILLOUGHBY, RN

SUCHI MISHRA

ELIAS FUBINI

STELLA OFORI-SAMPONG

LUCAS CHANG (Medical Student)

Excellent!! Very helpful and impressive!!

MEGAN FERRON

Thank you so much! Better understanding than I got from my textbook.

MARK TRACH, MD

JASON ELLIOTT

USHA ANAND

BREANNA FELL

Awesome course, very clear and concise

LAUREN SCHNEIDER

BRYAN MCVAY, MD

GREG GOODMAN, MD

HUGO-RENÉ TREMBLAY

CHRISTINA WOLF

DIANA SLAWNIAK

KRISTINA HULEN

JUSTIN YOON

Provides an good general overall. Incorporating problems into the ppt would help solidify information further.

JACQUELYN GONZALES

ELIZABETH GATHUA

AUGUST OUDSHOORN

Would be nice to hear more about the actual treatment and risks associated with it like cerebral edema etc, for the rest really insightful

TSENG KAI-HSIANG

Textbooks should explain the topic as you did!!! I think that understanding the topic by Physiology is a better way than just remember all the algorithm. This video is just fantastic, thank you!!!

NIMA NABAVI

MARILYN HUAMANTLA

RACHAEL CLEGHORN

The lecture I received about this in school was not helpful or organized. As usual, Medcram came to the rescue.

MILTON OMONDI

MOHAMED NASER

very helpful but need more details on clinical managment

DILSAT AKSOY

thanks a lot, it is really explained clearly!

RAYMOND TWUM-BARIMA

Well-explained. Thank you

BILL CLARK

Taught really poorly in my class. I actually understand it now. Well done

JOSEFA RODRIGUEZ


  • Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

  • Over 20 years teaching experience including: as an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.

  • Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.



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