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Hyponatraemia in the Adult: An awareness for Nurses

Hyponatraemia is very common – especially mild hyponatraemia.  It occurs equally in men and women, with some people being more at risk than others and is often an incidental find.  However, acute hyponatraemia can be life threatening and chronic hyponatraemia can lead to increased risk of falls, bone fractures, osteoporosis, gait instability, and concentration and cognitive deficits.

Nurses play a significant role in the prompt recognition and management of the adult with hyponatraemia.  If you wish to find out more, why not attend the new awareness programme for nurses. This will focus on fluid balance, the pathophysiology and classification of hyponatraemia in the adult, the signs, symptoms and effects, and the nurse’s role in recognition, prevention, monitoring, treatment and management.

Programme feedback from previous participants:

  • I intend to be more observant and always raise any concerns in regards to any change in patients. Keep updated on policy and protocols.
  • I intend to be more hyponatremia aware particularly on admissions.
  • I will use this programme in the development of care plans and make my practice safer and more effective.
  • I know how to identify and treat symptoms early and understand the monitoring process. I can identify patients in our care that are at risk and that Hyponatremia is a medical emergency.

Book via the Programmes page