K+ bolus? - page 2

K+ bolus? Hi All.... I was just wondering if anyone has ever bolused K+? I had pt a few weeks ago that I was getting ready for a c-sec.....not a real emergent one (baby was breech). After... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    I've given straight K in a PICU via continuous drip, but it was diluted with the various pressors, in a central line etc.

    I beleive that our policy says we "can" give 20mEq/100cc over an hour in a PIV but have never done it. Frankly I've only met one pt who could tolerate 10 mEq/100cc over an hour. Couldn't ever give it faster.
  2. by   NicuGal
    We have specific guidelines also...and the order has to be very specific...concentration, rate, mEq per kilo, etc.

    Why lidocaine though? Because it is going in a peripheral line?
  3. by   kaycee
    Just curious mosleyrn, was this doc a resident or attending?