HYPERKALEMIA: ADVANCING CARE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

HYPERKALEMIA: ADVANCING CARE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

These expert specialists will describe the implications of managing hyperkalemia in their field with patients in the Emergency Department, Critical Care Units, and the Cardiology Clinic. Finally, an EMCREG-International Hyperkalemia Consensus Panel algorithm for the approach to management of patients with life-threatening hyperkalemia.

is provided for the clinician and can be expanded in size for use in a treatment area such as the Emergency Department or Critical

Care Unit.

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MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE BLEEDING IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS

MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE BLEEDING IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS

For emergency physicians, critical care physicians, hospitalists, cardiologists, internists, surgeons, and family physicians, the current approach and disease indications for treatment with anticoagulants such as coumadin, Factor IIa, and Factor Xa inhibitors are particularly relevant. When a patient treated with anticoagulants presents to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, or Operating Room with severe, uncontrollable bleeding, achieving rapid, controlled hemostasis is critically important to saving the patient’s life.

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