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Hs and Ts | Cardiac Arrest Signs | Hyperkalemia | CPR Nashville

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Hyperkalemia-

Defined:

Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level greater than 5.5 mEq/L.Ranges are as follows: 5.5-6.0 mEq/L – Mild, 6.1-7.0 mEq/L – Moderate, 7.0 mEq/L and greater – Severe
Causes:
Decreased Potassium Excretion r/tRenal Failure, acidosis, overuse of potassium supplements, trauma, burns, medication combinations
Signs and Symptoms:

  • Muscle Twitching
  • Cramps
  • Paresthesia
  • hypotension
  • ECG Changes
  • Dysrhythmias/Irregular Rhythm
  • Diarrhea/Abdominal cramping

 




Treatment:
Variety of medications dependent on cause and physician choice

Hypoglycemia

 

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