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ea0034p195 | Nursing practise | SFEBES2014

Intervention of ward visits by an endocrine nurse specialist and a protocol and in the management of hyponatraemia

Mason Rhianne , Forbes Charlotte , Williams Seren , McDonald Timothy , Brooke Antonia

Hyponatraemia is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospital stays and poor assessment and management. Two audits were performed looking at acute medical unit (AMU) admissions with sodium <130 mmol/l, before and after the introduction of a protocol and regular endocrine nurse specialist ward visits, 3 months apart (58 patients in April and 99 in July 2013).Hyponatraemic patients were older than the AMU population (>...