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Which clients are at risk for developing hypernatremia in the nurse's evaluation?

This question is part of Fluids and Electrolytes NCLEX practice questions
Asked by Linda, Last updated: Jan 15, 2020

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Answered Mar 24, 2019

A 36 year old with diarrhoea and vomitting

 

tgerdel

Tgerdel

Answered Nov 21, 2018

50-year-old with pneumonia, diaphoresis, and high fevers

Diaphoresis and a high fever can lead to free water loss through the skin, resulting in hypernatremia. Loop diuretics are more likely to result in a hypovolemic hyponatremia. Diarrhea and vomiting cause both sodium and water losses. Clients with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) have hyponatremia, due to increased water reabsorption in the renal tubules.
 

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