Dr. Larry Melnick and Dr. Scott Weingart are both outstanding emergency physicians who freely share their expertise with the world.
Dr. Melnick has an outstanding YouTube Channel. And Dr. Weingart has an outstanding podcast site, EmCrit.
Both sites are invaluable to all doctors, nurses, and EMS personnel who provide basic or advanced life support.
First watch Dr. Melnick’s Severe Hyperkalemia Emergency video, April 24, 2014.
And then listen to Dr. Weingart’s hyperkalemia podcast, EMCrit Podcast 32 – Treatment of Severe Hyperkalemia, September 22, 2010 by emcrit (the show notes to the podcast contain the link to the podcast–and be sure to carefully study his show notes and his audience’s thoughtful comments–do not skip the comments).
And finally, check Additional Resources for two articles on the treatment of hyperkalemia. And following the articles is a flow chart on hyperkalemia and a table on treatment, both from the second article.
Management of severe hyperkalemia. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text PDF] This reference is courtesy of Dr. Weingart. Crit Care Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):3246-51. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31818f222b.
Treatment and pathogenesis of acute hyperkalemia. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text PDF] J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2012 Jan 26;1(4). doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v1i4.7372. Print 2011