Management of Hyperkalemia
Dr. Jordyn Johnson
Editor: Omar Lopez MS3
Definition of Hyperkalemia?
Lab errors: Hemolysis (not reported at LCM), Sampling, handling/transport
Why is Hyperkalemia dangerous?
K above 5.1 in MI is an independently significant risk factor for mortality.
Temporary vs Definitive Tx
Newer potassium exchange resins can induce hypomagnesemia, hypercalciuria, and even edema at high doses
Changes of Practice
Sodium bicarbonate for hyperkalemia in the emergency department. Pharmacy Friday Pearls. (2022, February 11). Retrieved September 22, 2022, from https://www.pharmacy-pearls.org/sodium-bicarbonate-for-hyperkalemia-in-the-emergency-department/