A very special welcome to our newest hound, Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, DABAT! You can learn more about her here . . . by Jeanna Marraffa Circa Feb 2012 Poison Center: “Um, Jeanna, there is a doc on the line that has a quick question for you. I’m going to send it through to your line.” […]
Torsades de pointes is an uncommon cause of cardiac arrest. It is generally quite treatable, but if treated inadequately it will often recur (in some cases leading to repeated salvos of ventricular tachycardia, one form an electrical storm). A structured approach incorporating a pre-emptive protocoled magnesium infusion is generally quite effective. The IBCC chapter is […]
This chapter gives an overview of how to provide high-quality supportive care to the sickest patients. It summarizes about a dozen chapters within the IBCC. This is intended as a quick guide for folks who don’t work full-time in an ICU (e.g. residents rotating through the unit).
Hyperkalemia is bread and butter critical care medicine. However, the therapeutic approach has changed substantially within the past 5 years. Myths about kayexalate and normal saline have been exposed, allowing more effective therapies to take their place.