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Potassium chloride should be administered with the use of a controlled IV infusion device to avoid bolus infusion and increased risk of cardiac arrest. A central IV line is not necessary; potassium chloride may be administered through a peripheral IV line.Test-Taking Strategy: Use the process of elimination and note the strategic words “intravenous potassium chloride.” Recalling that the medication must be diluted will direct you to the correct option. If you had difficulty with this question, review the guidelines for the administration of potassium chloride.References: Black, J., & Hawks, J. (2009). Medical-surgical nursing: Clinical management for positive outcomes(8th ed., p. 154). St. Louis: Saunders.Ignatavicius, D., & Workman, M. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care(6th ed., pp. 188, 189). St. Louis: Saunders.Lehne, R. (2010). Pharmacology for nursing care(7th ed., pp. 457, 458). St. Louis: Saunders.Level of Cognitive Ability: AnalyzingClient Needs: Physiological IntegrityIntegrated Process: Nursing Process/PlanningContent Area: Pharmacology Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 39.39.ID: 283571168A nurse is conducting an assessment of a client with mild preeclampsia. Which sign indicates improvement in the client’s condition?
Reference: McKinney, E., James, S., Murray, S., & Ashwill, J. (2009). Maternal-child nursing (3rded., pp. 624, 629, 630). St. Louis: Elsevier.Level of Cognitive Ability: EvaluatingClient Needs: Physiological IntegrityIntegrated Process: Nursing Process/EvaluationContent Area: Maternity/Intrapartum Awarded 1.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 40.40.ID: 283571686