Over ingestion of potassium-containing foods or meds, Potassium-sparing diuretics, Transfusions
Addison's disease, Kidney failure, Muscle Cramps, EKG Abnormal.
The greatest risk to the client is bradycardia, hypotension, and life-threatening cardiac complications, Therefore, the nurse's priority action is to withhold the oral potassium and notify the provider.
can cause a prolonged PR interval, a wide QRS complex, flat or absent P waves, and tall, peaked T waves.
The nurse should expect the client to experience muscle weakness, fatigue, paresthesia, and nausea.