Lactate Level in Kids

We see that, like in adults, an elevated lactate can help identify those patients who are potentially sicker than others, although not perfectly. It is only helpful if it alerts you to severe illness presenting subtly or helps direct your resuscitation efforts… which, again, require the astute clinician to determine.

Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this gem with significant clinical relevance.

Emergency Medicine Education