Are Diuretics Safe in Critically Ill Patients?

One of the more important (and overlooked) aspects of critical care is the concept of de-resuscitation. We give lots of fluid to patients in the throws of shock of all kinds, but even though that fluid resuscitation may be life saving at the time, it can lead to lots of complications later on. So, we need to de-resuscitate these patients and often the best way to do that is with diuresis. But, are diuretics safe to give in the critically ill? In this episode of the Elective Rotation podcast, Pharmacy Joe discusses the safety and efficacy of diuresis in the ICU. Listen here.

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