Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will review a case-based approach with interventions proposed by small groups followed by interactive discussions. An algorithmic approach using applied physiology and clinical medicine will be used and participants will have take home pearls to implement in their practice setting.
Evaluate the causes of hyponatremia and apply an understanding of the physiology to the management of this disorder.
Define the causes of hypokalemia and hyperkalemia.
Differentiate the causes of hypercalcemia (PTH and non-PTH related) and order targeted tests to confirm the cause.
Discuss the causes of abnormal liver function tests and their clinical significance.