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Which of the following is a priority intervention if a client who is post-gallbladder surgery has a nasogastric tube, decreased reflexes, the pulse of 110 weak and irregular, and blood pressure of 80/50 and is weak, mildly confused, and has a serum of potassium of 3.0 mEq/L. based on the assessment data?



A. Withhold furosemide (Lasix)
B. Notify the physician
C. Administer the prescribed potassium supplement
D. Instruct the client on foods high in potassium
Asked by Noah, Last updated: Sep 17, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Jun 07, 2017

I thought that with NCLEX questions, if there is something you can do for a patient before calling the physician you should do that.
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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Feb 19, 2017

Why not withhold first to prevent less k excretion then administer the already prescribed meds then notify
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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Notify the physician-the priority intervention for a client who had gallbladder surgery, has a nasogastric tube, decreased reflexes, pulse of 110 weak and irregular, and blood pressure of 80/50 and is weak, mildly confused, and has a serum potassium of 3.0 meq/l would be to notify the physician that the potassium level is low. after notifying the physician, the furosemide (lasix) may be withheld and potassium supplement should be administered as prescribed and may even be increased after talking with the physician. the client may also be instructed on foods high in potassium. these are all appropriate interventions but not the priority.
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