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Patient Case CC: Generalized Weakness - #MEDIGRAM

Updated: Dec 16, 2023



Select one of the following

  • Insulin/dextrose

  • Furosemide

  • Sodium bicarbonate

  • Calcium salts


🚨 Patient Case CC: Generalized Weakness - #MEDSHED

📋 Case

A patient presents with generalized weakness. AKI, Potassium 6.5 mEq/L. EKG: Peaked T waves. Which medication should be given first?

Whatsup guys, Marks with PHARMWYZE. Acute hyperkalemia can lead to life-threatening dysarrythmiocs

💊 Choices

A. Insulin/dextrose

B. Fursosemide

C. Sodium bicarbonate

D. Calcium salts

🍌 Acute hyperkalemia is a potential life-threatening complication from dysrhythmias. We need to stabilize the myocardium, transiently shift potassium intracellularly, and eliminate potassium. Make sure to tune in at the end of the week for the answer and explanation!

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