Pearls for Family Practice: Clearing Out Your Inbox

Abnormal CBC and the Highs and Lows of Electrolytes

October 26, 2022

This program provides an update and review focused on practical, evidence-informed pearls pertinent for practice in primary care. Topics covered include a wide variety of the diagnoses typically seen in both urban and rural settings.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • review anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and lymphocytosis through a case based approach
  • identify when a family doctor should watch or refer their patient to a hematologist
  • provide strategies, resources and tools for primary care handling of patients with abnormal sodium and potassium electrolytes
  • initiate work up and management of sodium and potassium disorders in primary care
  • review diagnostic approaches to hypo/hypernatremia and hypo/hyperkalemia


  • Meghan Elliott MD, MSc, FRCPC, Nephrologist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Natalia Rydz MD, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Foothills Medical Centre


  • Carrie Abrahamson MBChB, CCFP, Family physician, Calgary; Physician at Breast Cancer Supportive care, Calgary
  • Daniel He MD, Beng Family Medicine Resident, University of Calgary

Time details: 7 - 9 p.m. MDT
Location: online

For more information, including cost and registration, please visit the event website.

CME accreditation:
This program has been certified for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning Credits.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 2.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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