•Select one of the following electrolyte disorders: hyperkalemia and hypokalemia; hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia; hypernatremia and hyponatremia; hypermagnesemia and hypomagnesemia. Reflect on signs and symptoms of this disorder.
•Consider potential causes of the disorder that you selected. Reflect on whether that disorder is iatrogenic or a result of prescribed drugs.
•Think about the impact of this electrolyte disorder on patients. Consider how the disorder affects other body systems.
Post 1 to 2 pages on a description of the electrolyte disorder that you selected as well as signs and symptoms. Then, explain potential causes of the disorder including whether it is iatrogenic or a result of prescribed drugs. Finally, describe the impact of the disorder on patients and their body systems.
•Buttaro, T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (2013). Primary care: A collaborative practice (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby
◾Chapter 207, “Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia” (pp. 1090–1095
Chapter 208, “Hypernatremia and Hyponatremia” (pp. 1095–1101)
Chapter 241, “Oncology Complications and Paraneoplastic Syndromes” (pp. 1303–1308)
- Adams, D., de Jonge, R., van der Cammen, T., Zietse, R., & Hoorn, E. J. (2011). Acute kidney injury in patients presenting with hyponatremia. Journal of Nephrology, 24(6), 749–755.
Assadi, F. (2010). Hypomagnesemia: An evidence-based approach to clinical cases. Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 4(1), 13–19.