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Saturday, August 12 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Clinical use of plasma lactate measurement

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Lactate is good for you! It allows cells to produce energy and survive when their oxygen supply is severely compromised. Lactate production also protects against acidosis. Measuring lactate adds much to our standard cardiovascular assessment of emergency patients and it’s very cheap to measure to boot! The supporting evidence base has now passed the point of skepticism and lactate measurement deserves to be a standard part of our emergency armory to aid in clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prognostication.

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Dez Hughes

Associate Professor and Service Head, Emergency and Critical Care, University of Melbourne
I grew up in Sunderland in North-east England then went to vet school in Liverpool. I then sped off to the University of Pennsylvania where I did my internship and ECC residency. I was ACVECC board certified in 1994 then worked in Penn’s Emergency Service for the next 7 years. In... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am AEST
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