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Take bloods before giving Lipid Rescue

Intralipid therapy is recommended for local anaesthetic toxicity and in some overdoses. After large doses of Intralipid, the results of blood tests may be difficult to analyse, delayed, or spuriously abnormal. If possible, all blood tests should be taken before the administration of Intralipid. While laboratories will readily identify significant lipaemia, communication about the presence of Intralipid is important. In one case, the inability to obtain a haemoglobin result led to delay in the identification of haemorrhage which was the cause of deterioration initially thought to be local anaesthetic toxicity.
Possible side effects of Intralipid rescue therapy
Anaesthesia 2010;65(2):210-11