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Which order takes priority at this time? The physician has written the following orders for the client with Excess Fluid volume. The clients morning assessment includes bounding peripheral pulses, weight gain of 2 pounds, pitting ankle edema, and moist crackles bilaterally.



A. Weight client every morning.
B. Maintain accurate intake and output.
C. Restrict fluid to 1500 mL per day
D. Administer furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV push

This question is part of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid Base Problems (Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
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Answered Jun 28, 2019

Administer furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV push

Bilateral moist crackles indicate fluid-filled alveoli, which interferes with gas exchange. Furosemide is a potent loop diuretic that will help mobilize the fluid in the lungs. The other orders are important but not urgent.
 

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