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ea0065p305 | Neuroendocrinology | SFEBES2019

Can a hypernatraemia alert system protect inpatients with diabetes insipidus?

Hakim Yasmin , Hoque Nahid , Gurung Ankit , Taylor David , Rao Nandini , Whitelaw Ben

Background: Over the past decade there has been increased recognition of the dangers associated with inpatient management of diabetes insipidus (DI) and omission of desmopressin leading to hypernatremia. In May 2009 a patient died from diabetes insipidus mismanagement in a London hospital. An NHS England patient safety alert was issued in 2016 highlighting this risk.Method: Inpatients with a serum sodium of 155 mmol/l or greater were prospectively identi...