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What is the priority nursing action after administering the drug? A client with a potassium level of 5.5 mEq/L is to receive sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) orally.

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

Urine output is monitered cause patient excreates k in urine

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tgerdel

Tgerdel

Answered on Nov 19, 2018

Bowel movements.

Kayexalate causes potassium to be exchanged for sodium in the intestines and excreted through bowel movements. If client does not have stools, the drug cannot work properly. Blood pressure and urine output are not of primary importance. The nurse would already expect changes in T waves with hyperkalemia. Normal serum potassium is 3.5 to 5.5 mEq/L.
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