CE: The Child in Room 208: IV Fluid Selection to Prevent Hyponatremia

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An infant with pneumonia has been admitted for respiratory insufficiency and receives high flow nasal cannula for support. Due to respiratory status and concern for aspiration, the infant is made NPO and placed on maintenance intravenous fluid. What composition of IV fluid is indicated? This article-based module discusses the relationship between IV fluid selection and the potential for development of hyponatremia.

Module objectives:
  1. Describe the four phases of intravenous fluid therapy.
  2. Explain the concept of tonicity as it relates to intravenous fluids.
  3. Discuss precipitating factors for hyponatremia.
  4. Recognize signs and symptoms of hyponatremia.
  5. Apply the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations regarding the administration of maintenance intravenous fluids in children.


Acceptable For CPNP, CPN or PMHS recertification

  • $10 nonrefundable fee for this CE activity
  • 1.0 contact hour accredited by NAPNAP which 0.5 contain Pharmacology (Rx) content (including 0 of psychopharmacology) (including 0 of controlled substances)
  • 7 questions
  • Successful completion for contact hours is 70% or higher
  • Completion is due 150 days from order date. During this period you will have unlimited access to log in and out of the module so you may complete it in more than one sitting.
  • Reference Information: This modules reference is one (1) online PDF article (included/provided) to support answering all 7 questions.
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