Common Electrolyte Disorders (K, Mg Po4)

This micro skills course will discuss the management of critically ill patients with abnormalities in serum potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and phosphate (PO4).

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. State the normal ranges for serum potassium (K+), magnesium (Mg2+) and phosphate (PO42-)
  3. List common causes of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia
  4. Recognize electrocardiograph (ECG) changes caused by hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia
  5. Apply management regimens for treating abnormal K+
  6. List common causes of hypomagnesaemia and hypermagnesaemia
  7. Recognize the indications for intravenous magnesium
  8. List the causes of hypophosphataemia and its clinical manifestations

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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