Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies
Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

by Sharon Bord, MD

Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be easily overlooked in patients with no history of endocrine disease. Endocrine emergencies are relatively infrequent in clinical practice. Correct management requires prompt recognition and treatment, often without supporting laboratory studies. An understanding of the pathophysiology of these acute states of hormone excess or deficiency assists in establishing the correct diagnosis and initiating the proper therapy.

Electrolyte and fluid imbalances, on the other hand, are disorders frequently observed in critical care patients. In many instances, patients are asymptomatic, but they may also present with neurological alterations, severe muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, or cardiovascular emergencies. Therefore, a pathophysiological understanding of these disorders is necessary for initiating an appropriate therapy. After a precise history (including drug prescriptions) has been obtained from the patient or their relatives, the determination of their hydration status and measurements of their acid-base status, plasma and urine osmolality, and electrolytes are the first steps in the assessment of the disease. Once a diagnosis has been established, great attention has to be paid to the rate at which the disorder is corrected because this, if inappropriate, may cause more-severe damage to the patient than the disease itself.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:08 h
  • Quiz questions 34
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

 Sharon Bord, MD

Sharon Bord, MD

Dr. Sharon Bord is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA.
She obtained her MD at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2004 and then completed residency training at Boston Medical Center.
She has a focus on both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and is a member of the Teaching College, a group of faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine dedicated to educational endeavors for residents and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Bord teaches courses on Emergency Medicine.

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By Alaena A. on 28. September 2022 for Hyperkalemia: Etiology & EKG

I really like Dr. Bord's explanation and back to basics review added here and there. I really like her explanation of the progression of changes you would see on an ekg.

By Ameli A. on 09. August 2022 for Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

And efficiently synthetized course, keeping the most important points for reference. Short, concise and very well explained. Love the slides too, thank you!

By Dr-Nadeem N. on 26. April 2022 for Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

Way of teaching is excellent with core clear concepts i really appreciate efforts of madam really suggest good stuff like that i hope more videos of madam soon.

By Ahmad A. on 03. July 2021 for Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies

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