0 Introduction 0 There is increasing recognition that sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) is ineffective for the immediate management of severe hyperkalemia (Kamel 2012). With Kayexalate gone, there seems to be a gap in our treatment regimen. I often encounter residents who know that Kayexalate isn’t helpful, but aren’t sure exactly how to treat hyperkalemia without […]
Introduction 0 Several months ago I gave a grand rounds on pH-guided resuscitation which was summarized in this post. This included a discussion that Lactated Ringers (LR) is safe in hyperkalemia. However, myth-busting is hard work. The dogma that LR should be avoided in hyperkalemia continues to replicate, both locally and on twitter. This […]
Dr. Siamak (Mak) Moayedi, MD found nothing to indicate that kayexalate is effective for the acute management of hyperkalemia.
Electrocardiograms can be subtle; but you can’t miss them or patients die. Today, I interview, Dr. Stephen Smith of the incredible blog: Dr. Smith’s EKG Blog.
Hey folks. As I get ready for ACEP, I just wanted to get a quick podcast put up. One of the listeners requested an episode on the treatment of hyperkalemia in the ED.