In this episode, we continue our electrolyte series by focusing on one of the most abundant minerals in our body: calcium. Calcium is an ion that plays a number of roles in maintaining homeostasis, and it is readily available for administration for most of us in both the pre-hospital and hospital setting. Tune in as we discuss total calcium and its affects on our critically ill patients; primarily focusing on the measurement of ionized calcium (iCa) levels, and the appropriate treatments of both hypo and hyper states.
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