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A female client is admitted with a diagnosis of acute renal failure. She is awake, alert, oriented, and complaining of severe back pain, nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Her vital signs are blood pressure 100/70 mm Hg, pulse 110, respirations 30, and oral temperature 100.4°F (38°C). Her electrolytes are sodium 120 mEq/L, potassium 5.2 mEq/L; her urinary output for the first 8 hours is 50 ml. The client is displaying signs of which electrolyte imbalance?



A. Hyponatremia
B. Hyperkalemia
C. Hyperphosphatemia
D. Hypercalcemia

This question is part of Renal Failure (Acute & Chronic) by RNpedia.com
Asked by Coulter, Last updated: Feb 11, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 29, 2016

Hyponatremia

The normal serum sodium level is 135 145 mEq/L. The clients serum sodium is below normal. Hyponatremia also manifests itself with abdominal cramps and nausea and vomiting
 

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