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Emerg Med J. 2007 November; 24(11): 805.
PMCID: PMC2658342

Emq Answers

Answer 1

Theme: Hyperkalaemia

  1. True.
  2. True.
  3. True. It is also readily available.
  4. False. It may have a role in severe cases.

Answer 2

Theme: Calcium channel blockers

  1. True. But only once the airway is secured.
  2. False. Calcium is the first line treatment.
  3. True. Try 0.5 units/kg per hour of insulin with 10–20% intravenous dextrose (closely monitored) to prevent hypoglycaemia (http://www.toxbase.co.uk/).
  4. True.

Answer 3

Theme: Therapeutic hypothermia

  1. True.
  2. True.
  3. True. It is used as a vasodilator.
  4. True.

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