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
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- Weisberg L. Management of severe hyperkalemia. Crit Care Med. 2008;36(12):3246-3251. [PubMed]