Furosemide is a loop diuretic, that is potassium wasting. The patient should increase potassium intake, weight
daily and record weight, and rise slowly in stages to prevent orthostatic hypotension. Furosemide is normally prescribed for the morning to help decrease nocturia. Increasing salt intake will increase fluid retention, which will cause decreased effectiveness of the diuretic.
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Prior to assuming care on a client, you review the client's medical records found below.
Admitting diagnosis: Hypertensive crisis, tachycardia
Past medical history: Hypertension, atrial fibrilation
Past surgical history: None
Admitting Medication orders:
Lisinopril 20 mg PO daily
Aspirin 81 mg PO daily Spironolactone 50 mg PO every morning
Metoprolol 25 mg PO BID
Hydralazine 20 mg IV push Q 1-hour PRN SBP greater than 150 or DBP greater than 100.
Lab data and Vital Signs:
141 mEq/ L
5.5 mEq/ L
104 mEq/ L
55 mg/ dL
Based on the data listed above, what medication orders should the nurse question? SELECT ALL THAT APPLY