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Understanding Electrolytes: Clinical Significance and Analysis

This electrolyte self-study will help the participant gain a useful understanding of the most common electrolytes, the role that water plays in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body, and how osmolality is used as a measure of serum or urine concentration. In addition, the specific regulation and functions of each electrolyte, the usefulness of the anion gap, and the significance of urine electrolyte levels is included. Finally, the most common methods of analysis are presented.