Tag: calcium

Mar 01 2014

How to Replace Electrolytes

Electrolyte replacement is one of the first things new interns learn when they start on their inpatient rotations. It is very easy to just order the electrolyte replacement protocol and forget about replacing the electrolyte abnormalities. However, it is important to know what you are ordering and understand how to replace these electrolytes on your …

Continue reading »

Dec 01 2011

Effects of Calcium Abnormalities on the Electrocardiogram (EKG) Mnemonic

This is a mnemonic for the effects of hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia that are seen on the EKG. This is a frequently tested topic on boards, and a common question to be asked during the clinical rotation years as well. HypOcalcemia causes a prOlonged QT interval HypERcalcemia causes a shortER QT interval Pretty easy to remember! …

Continue reading »