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
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