Insulin Dosage for Hyperkalemia

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000365625.44915.ea
Correction

In the October InFocus, “Electrocardiograms You Need to Know: Hyperkalemia,” the dosage for treating hyperkalemia in patients with end-stage renal disease was misstated. The correct treatment regimen is 2 amps of bicarbonate, 1 amp of D50, and 10 units of regular insulin, usually administered as combined therapy.

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