EKG Question #8

Question

Following treatment for hyperkalemia, the nurse evaluates the electrocardiogram (ECG). What outcome findings will the nurse expect to document?

Answers

  1. Client continues to be in hyperkalemic state due to arrythmia
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  2. The client progressed to a first degree heart block
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  3. Widened QRS and peaked T waves resolved
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  4. Administer 20 mEq potassium IV since now there is hypokalemia
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Explanation

After treating the hyperkalemia, the ECG changes such as widened QRS, prolonged PR interval, and peaked T waves are expected to subside indicating resolution of the electrolyte imbalance. The ECG strip does not indicate an arrhythmia, first degree heart block, or signs of low potassium.

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