Title of Assignment:

Module 1 assignment: Electrolyte abnormalities

Purpose of Assignment:

Familiarity of electrolyte abnormalities are important to the nurse. Identification of the abnormality and treatment are often routine functions of the care delivery team

Course Competency(s):

· Determine the cellular functions required to regulate homeostasis.




Select an electrolyte from the list below. Using references that you may already have identified, indicate conditions caused by too much or too little of that electrolyte. In the first column with the identified electrolyte write the normal lab value range and cause of imbalance. After you have identified the hyper- and hypo- conditions, also identify treatment of those conditions.

· Potassium· Sodium· Magnesium

· Phosphorus· Chloride· Calcium


Use at least one scholarly source to support your findings. Examples of scholarly sources include academic journals, textbooks, reference texts, and CINAHL nursing guides. Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a References page using APA format.


You can find useful reference materials for this assignment, such as a lab values book, in the School of Nursing guide:

Have questions about APA? Visit the online APA guide:


Electrolyte Name
Normal Range