BackgroundAbout Pre-Operative Hyponatraemia
This pathway demonstrates the approach to hyponatraemia if detected at preassessment. The preassessment team will give the patient a letter to present to their GP indicating that hyponatraemia is present and further action is required. The patient will be contacted by preassessment six months later, and if no further action has been taken it is possible that their elective operation will be cancelled.
Pre-Operative Hyponatraemia Definition
- Sodium < 132mmol/L
- Procedure on hold
- Pre-Operative optimisation required