Rhabdomyolysis: Crushing and Flushing
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Explain the pathophysiology of rhabdomyolysis.
- Discuss the traumatic and non-traumatic causes of rhabdomyolysis.
- Describe the assessment and treatment priorities of rhabdomyolysis to minimize renal and systemic damage
Continuing Education Information
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Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal complication of many patients in the critical care environment. This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology of traumatic and non-traumatic development of rhabdomyolysis, including how electrolytes play a significant role. The importance of prevention, including identifying populations at risk, and awareness of signs and symptoms will then be addressed. Lab results and treatment priorities will then be covered to further the knowledge of the participants. A variety of actual case examples will be used to apply this information into clinical practice.
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