A client has metabolic alkalosis.Which laboratory results is the nurse most likely to assess as consistent with this condition? A) Na+ 134 mg/dL B) Mg2+ 1.5 mg/dL C) K+ 3.1 mEq/L D) Ca2+ 11.5 mg/dL
The nurse prepares to administer bicarbonate intravenously to the client with which clinical manifestations? A) pH 7.28, HCO3- 22 mEq/L, PCO2 52 mm Hg, PO2 82 mm Hg secondary to an acute asthma attack B) pH 7.28, HCO3- 16 mEq/L, PCO2 45 mm Hg, PO2 98 mm Hg secondary to excessive diarrhea C) Client with chronic emphysema and bronchitis who has the following arterial blood gases: pH 7.30, HCO3- 30 mEq/L, PCO2 60 mm Hg, PO2 72 mm Hg secondary to chronic bronchitis and emphysema D) pH 7.31, HCO3- 20 mEq/L, PCO2 34 mm Hg, PO2 96 mm Hg secondary to a urinary tract infection and type 2 diabetes
A client is admitted with mixed respiratory and metabolic acidosis secondary to bronchitis and diabetic ketoacidosis.The nurse evaluates that teaching about the client's confusion was effective when a family member makes which statement? A) "It is too early to tell if the ketoacidosis will cause permanent changes." B) "Her memory will improve, but loss of some brain cells has occurred." C) "The confusion should clear when oxygen and electrolyte levels are normal." D) "The confusion should clear when blood glucose levels and other laboratory tests are normal."
A client is being discharged and continues to be at risk for developing metabolic alkalosis.Which statement by the client indicates to the nurse that teaching has been effective? A) "I will avoid excess use of antacids." B) "I'll drink at least three glasses of milk daily." C) "I'll avoid medications containing aspirin." D) "I will not add salt to my food during meals."