Emergent treatment of hyponatremia or elevated ICP with bicarb ampules

. Introductory case . A young 70-kg man was transferred to the Genius GeneralICU for management of stupor.  He had been diagnosed with aortic valve endocarditis due to heroin abuse two weeks earlier, but left the hospital against medical advice.  Shortly after admission to Genius General, the lab called with a critical sodium value of … Continue reading Emergent treatment of hyponatremia or elevated ICP with bicarb ampules