Sodium and Potassium

Sodium and Potassium

Sodium and Potassium

last update on: 02/23/2022
Vanita Rahman, MD

Learn about the adverse health effects of excess sodium and inadequate potassium intake, as well as surprising sources of dietary sodium that can sabotage patients' efforts.

The Learning Process

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the continuing education self-assessment and evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 0.5 hours.

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, and dietitians. 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the adverse health consequences associated with excess sodium intake and inadequate potassium intake.
  2. Understand the public health costs associated with excessive sodium consumption.
  3. Identify common sources of sodium in the diet.
  4. Learn how to read food labels and identify the quantity of sodium in common foods.

Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.





30 minutes


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