The Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants published a Continuing Medical Education (CME) article by Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, CNSC, an assistant professor and academic coordinator in the UAB Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences’ Physician Assistant program. The article, entitled “Understanding electrolytes: Important diagnostic clues to patient status,” reviewed data and research involving the measurement, interpretation and evaluation of electrolytes in clinical practice.
“Electrolytes are one of the most ordered tests in clinical practice, but can be overlooked when numerous labs need interpreting,” said Maday. “My goal with this article was to give clinicians the signs and symptoms of electrolyte dysfunction and how to diagnose those abnormalities before the results of the labs are back.”
A CME article provides one hour of credit to Physician Assistants (PAs) that pass the accompanying quiz. This is Maday’s first CME article published in the Journal of AAPA which only publishes two CME articles each month. The UAB School of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program is ranked in the Top 25 by U.S. News & World Report.
Anyone interested in reading the article and taking the quiz for CME credit should visit the article webpage at http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/01000/Understanding_electrolytes__Important_diagnostic.6.aspx.