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Question: How to correct hypernatremia? The recommended rate of sodium correction is 0.5 mEq/h or up to 10-12 mEq/L in 24 hours for patients with hypernatremia. If you have a patient with a Na concentration of 150 mmols/L and place them on 1/2 normal saline and re-check their Na in 4 hours, what would the ideal Na concentration at that time be according to the classic recommendation?

Answer: 148 = (150-[0.5 meq/hr x 4 hr])

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