70981 - Evaluation and Management of Hydroelectrolytic Alterations

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Docente: Loris Pironi
  • Credits: 1
  • SSD: MED/41
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

The student will learn to recognize and manage common situations in emergency medicine related to metabolic and respiratory disorders. (knowledge and understanding) Will learn how to interpret clinical and laboratory data to appropriately manage the emergency. (applying knowledge and understanding) An exercise session will be carried out to read the blood gas analysis and a simulation on the mannequin to highlight the acquisition of the required skills and to evaluate the communication between the components of the rescue team in conditions of cardiac arrest. (making judgments and communication skills) The eligibility judgment will be expressed at the end of the course on the basis of the ability to correctly interpret the data provided and execute the rescue sequence on mannequin (learning skills)

Course contents

Alterations of fluid and electrolyte balance in the critical patient

Intravenous fluid therapy

Hypo and hyper-natremia

Refeeding Syndrome


Schedule of the lessons

6,13,19,26 June, 14:00-16:00

Location: Aula Viola, PAD 11; online Teams


NICE guidelines

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussion of clinical case

Assessment methods

Discussion of clinical cases

Teaching tools


Office hours

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Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.