Hyperaldosteronism

Overview

4.3 out of 5 (18 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

10

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

24 Feb 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Hyperaldosteronism occurs due to the excess production of aldosterone from the adrenal gland. Though it can go undiagnosed, hyperaldosteronism can initially present as essential and refractory hypertension. This disorder can be of primary or secondary origin; both present similarly but are differentiated by laboratory testing and diagnostic studies. Primary hyperaldosteronism from a unilateral abnormally functioning adrenal gland is best treated with surgical therapy consisting of a complete unilateral laparoscopic or robotic adrenalectomy. Patients with bilateral disease and those who are not surgical candidates are best treated medically with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists such as spironolactone and eplerenone. 

This activity for healthcare professionals aims to enhance learners' competence in selecting appropriate diagnostic tests, managing hyperaldosteronism, and fostering effective interprofessional teamwork to improve outcomes. This activity reviews the cause of hyperaldosteronism and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the causes of primary and secondary hyperaldosteronism.

  • Interpret the laboratory features of primary and secondary hyperaldosteronism.

  • Apply evidence-based tailored treatment strategies for patients with hyperaldosteronism.

  • Strategize ways to improve care coordination among interprofessional team members in order to improve outcomes for patients affected by hyperaldosteronism.

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