The basic metabolic panel is one of the most commonly ordered tests in emergency medicine, yet many veteran EM physicians and APP’s do not fully understand all that this test offers and what all of the values mean: e.g. why do we call the “Total CO2” a “bicarb level?” This module starts with a review of basic science along with A&P (for those that need this review), then transitions to the pathophysiology and treatment of a host of genitorenal conditions and acid/base disorders. This module concludes with an evidence-based approach to the management of chief complaints of flank pain, testicular pain, hematuria, and urinary retention, and a host of challenging acid/base clinical scenarios.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPs earn 7.5 hours CE, including 2 hours of ENP skills/procedural hours.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Core Training. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.