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Evaluation of an Intravenous Potassium Dosing Algorithm for Hypokalemic Critically Ill Patients.

Authors
  • Johnston, Corry T1
  • Maish, George O 3rd2
  • Minard, Gayle2
  • Croce, Martin A2
  • Dickerson, Roland N3
  • 1 1 Department of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • 2 2 Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
  • 3 3 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2017
Volume
41
Issue
5
Pages
796–804
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607115602885
PMID: 26304602
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The Nutrition Support Service-guided IV K dosing algorithm was safe for patients with mild and moderate hypokalemia and efficacious for those with moderate hypokalemia. Further study in patients with severe hypokalemia (serum K, <3 mEq/L) is warranted.

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