WHY SHOULD WE INSERT CVCs? CVCs/CVLs are found in many, if not all critically ill ICU patients. Why? To monitor central venous pressure and fluid responsiveness? To measure markers of perfusion? To provide fluid resuscitation?Let’s discuss some common myths surrounding the uses of CVCs.A good place to start is a list of indications for insertion of central […]
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THE INTRO “You’re not going to use lidocaine with epi for that ring block, are you?” “Whoa, that potassium is 7, go get some Kayexalate.” “Calcium in a digoxin overdose, you’ll kill them!” Do any of the above sound familiar to you? I hope so! I’ll venture to guess that many of you have […]