Surgery Definition - How to treat hyperkalemia?
Hyperkalemia is treated when the level of potassium is more than 6.5 mmol/l and it is justified by the changes detected on the ECG such as the tall, tented T wave on the ECG. The treatment of hyperkalemia may include treating the underlying causes and then considered the formula of 10 - 10- 20 - 50 - 50 -10 ml of 10% solution of calcium resonium which is given over 20 minutes. This is continues with 20 U of soluble insulin such as Actrapid which pushes potassium into the cell and is given with 50ml of 50% solution of glucose. It is follow later with calcium resonium eneam to remove gastrointestinal potassium.