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Should I give bicarbonate in DKA?

Should I give bicarbonate to DKA patients with severe acidemia? I’ve certainly been admonished for NOT doing it. The reason for withholding bicarb has been that I’ve heard that it doesn’t help and may actually be a bad idea. I can’t say the action (or inaction) was based on a deep understanding.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Bicarb_DKA_ERCast.mp3 Direct …