How to investigate hypokalaemia

Hypokalaemia is very common, and can be exceedingly dangerous. Most of the time we look for the loop diuretic on the chart, or confirm that they aren’t having a major gastrointestinal upset – but where do you go from there?

This nice little review from the BMJ comes from Exeter, and nicely outlines a stepwise approach to hypokalaemia. It covers everything from the common to the rare, and includes a little section on acid base disturbance as well. There’s a great algorithm there for later perusal if you’d like as well. Check out the article over at the BMJ, here.

source | BMJ

image | whologwhy


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