Tag: hypokalemia

TOX: Sweet talk & slurred speech

  About halfway through your relatively quiet shift in the Critical Care & Trauma area of your ED you hear an overhead notification, “stroke code to triage!” You and Padma the intern set down your tasty cappuccinos and speed walk…

Morning Report: 2/26/13

Here’s Dr. Paulson with today’s Morning Report! HYPOKALEMIA Hypokalemia < 3.5 meq/L Moderate  < 3 meq/L Severe  <2.5 meq/L   Up to 20% admitted pts hypokalemic, only 4-5% clinically significant, “severe” uncommon.   Presentation: The history may be vague. Often…