Summary of Hyperkalemia
Flashcards on Hyperkalemia
Hyperkalemia (decreases/increases) digoxin action.
Questions on Hyperkalemia
A 27-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of massive burn injuries. IV morphine is initiated for analgesia and IV normal saline to replenish fluid loss. Two days later, she develops severe respiratory distress, rapid sequence intubation is performed with ketamine and succinylcholine. Several minutes later the patient's heart rate and blood pressure starts to rapidly decline. Serum potassium levels show 7.5 mEq/L and an ECG is obtained. Which of the following is the most likely cause for this patient's hyperkalemia?