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Which of the following laboratory values should the nurse check before notifying the physician of the client's failure to respond to treatment?
A client with pancreatitis has been receiving potassium supplementation for four days since being admitted with a serum potassium of 3.0 mEq/L. Today the potassium level is 3.1 mEq/L.



A. Sodium
B. Phosphorus
C. Calcium
D. Magnesium

This question is part of Fluids and Electrolytes NCLEX practice questions
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Mar 24, 2019

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Answered on Mar 24, 2019

Sodium level cos of sodiu potasium pump

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered on May 18, 2018

Magnesium

Low serum magnesium levels can inhibit potassium ions from crossing cell membranes, resulting in potassium loss through the urine. Generally, low magnesium levels must be corrected before potassium replacement is effective.
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