Whether you use it or not, read this summary regarding the use of bicarbonate in metabolic acidosis
A 2-year old presents with a chief complaint of accidental mothball ingestion 2 days ago (as per his mother). He appears pale and has had a couple episodes of vomiting. He has a history of G6PD deficiency. What are your immediate concerns? (read more for the answer)
You scroll through the CT head of your cirrhotic trauma patient and note the pictured findings. He takes no blood thinners. His INR is 1.9 and platelets are 85. The neurosurgeon is recommending you “reverse his underlying coagulopathy.” Read ahead for tips for what to do next!