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Paucis Verbis card: Hyperkalemia management

2019-01-28T23:49:03+00:00

Hyperkalemia is a common presentation in the Emergency Department, especially in the setting of acute renal failure. In one shift, I had 4 patients with hyperkalemia! All had from some form of renal failure.

This installment of the Paucis Verbis (In a Few Words) e-card series reviews the treatment options for hyperkalemia.

PV Card: Hyperkalemia


Adapted from 1
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1.
Weisberg L. Management of severe hyperkalemia. Crit Care Med. 2008;36(12):3246-3251. [PubMed]
Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Editor-in-Chief
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD