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Which would be the first nursing action? A client with chronic renal failure reports a 10 pound weight loss over 3 months and has had difficulty taking calcium supplements. The total calcium is 6.9 mg/dl.

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

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Answered on Mar 24, 2019

Check serum albumen cos client could suffering malnutrition

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tgerdel

Tgerdel

Answered on Sep 14, 2018

Check to see if a serum albumin level is available

A client with chronic renal failure who reports a 10 pound weight loss over 3 months and has difficulty taking calcium supplements is poorly nourished and likely to have hypoalbuminemia. A drop in serum albumin will result in a false low total calcium level. Placing an IV is not a priority action. Depressed reflexes are a sign of hypercalcemia. Normal serum calcium is 9 to 11 mg/dl.
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