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What level of health care professional would one expect to

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What level of health care professional would one expect to know that sodium replacement in a hyponatremic patient must been completed slowly to avoid CPM?
RN, PharmD, PA, NP, third yr med student, intern, resident, neurology fellow, attending physician.
Choose all that apply.
Well, we learned this as a third year medical student - so I would expect all of the people beyond this level of training to have some awareness of this fact, including the intern, resident, fellow, and attending physician.

The others may not know.

However, in practice, it is often difficult to manage, as people can elevate their sodium levels at different rates. So correction is often done slowly, with frequent laboratory checks of the sodium levels.
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