Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which skeletal muscle cells break down and leak their contents into the extracellular space and bloodstream. I usually saw this complex condition in the MICU due to patients who were “found down” and had been lying in one position, completely immobile, for extended periods of time.

In this episode you’ll learn:

    • The causes of rhabdomyolysis (there are a lot!)
    • Pathophysiology
    • Rhabdomyolysis complications
    • Signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis
    • Key assessments
    • Lab tests used to diagnose and monitor the condition
    • Treatments
    • Important education components

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