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Assessment Related to Electrolyte Balance-Sherpath
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Which clinical manifestations should the nurse anticipate when assessing a patient who is diagnosed with hypernatremia?
The nurse should expect that a patient with a serum potassium concentration of 3.1 mEq/L would have which clinical manifestation?
Decreased bowel sounds.
The nurse should expect that a patient with severe hypocalcemia would have which clinical manifestation?
The nurse is assessing a patient with hypomagnesemia and anticipates which manifestations?
Which questions should the nurse ask when conducting a health history assessment for a patient who has a potassium imbalance?
-"Do you take a diuretic, such as furosemide (Lasix)?"
-"Do you use a salt substitute on your food?"
Which assessment finding would support the diagnosis of hypocalcemia?
chevostek sign neurological assessment that is performed by tapping the side of the face over the facial nerve a positive sign spasms of the facial muscles indicate increased neuromuscular excitability consistent with typos, California
Which test should the nurse anticipate for a patient with hyperkalemia?
A patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with a serum phosphate concentration of 3.1 mEq/L. Which should the nurse assess this patient for based on this laboratory value?
The nurse is providing care to a patient whose serum potassium level is 5.2 mEq/L. Which clinical manifestation should the nurse monitor the patient for during the assessment?
The nurse is providing care to a patient who is diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Which clinical manifestation assessed by the nurse indicates the patient is experiencing hyperphosphatemia?
Irritated and itchy eyes.
A patient presents to the emergency department with severe bilateral lower extremity weakness and shallow respirations. Heart rate and rhythm are normal and the patient is alert. Which laboratory test should the nurse anticipate based on the current data?
Which neurological assessment, performed by tapping the side of the face, should the nurse perform for a patient with risk factors for hypocalcemia?
The nurse is conducting a health history assessment for a patient who is diagnosed with hypermagnesemia. Which questions should the nurse in the assessment interview?
-"What type of laxatives do you use?"
-"Do you use over the counter antacids?"
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