Hyperkalemia and Dialysis in a Deployed Setting

Listen to LtCol Ian Stewart, USAF, MC, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a practicing Nephrologist at the David Grant United Airforce Medical Center explain the “Hyperkalemia and Dialysis in a Deployed Setting” Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG).  The following topics are discussed by LtCol Stewart in this podcast:

  • Primary causes of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) & Hyperkalemia in the deployed setting
  • Risk factors for AKI and Hyperkalemia in combat casualties
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Use of Renal Replacement Therapy prior to transport to a higher echelon of care
  • Monitoring practices in casualties with AKI
  • Criteria for transfer to a higher echelon of care for casualties with AKI
  • Current Research on AKI
  • Initial Treatments for AKI and hyperkalemia
  • Acute Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Methods available for Renal Replacement Therapy at different echelons of care
  • NxStage® System One TM Renal Replacement Therapy system
  • Catheter placement
  • Replacement fluids and rates
  • UltraFiltration
  • Difference between NxStage® System One TM and peritoneal dialysis
  • Performance improvement monitoring


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