A high level of potassium is hyperkalemia. A low level of potassium is hypokalemia. Do not think you can get away with taking the exams if you can not differentiate the symptoms between hyperkalemia and hypokalemia.

Be able to read the EKG and tell if someone has potassium imbalance. What do I mean by that? If someone has a tall peaked T wave, then you are looking for hyperkalemia. A flat P wave indicates hypokalemia.

Be able to know what kayexalate is for. Know the lab values of potassium.

HT: Joe B