EKG Question #8
Following treatment for hyperkalemia, the nurse evaluates the electrocardiogram (ECG). What outcome findings will the nurse expect to document?
- Client continues to be in hyperkalemic state due to arrythmia
- The client progressed to a first degree heart block
- Widened QRS and peaked T waves resolved
- Administer 20 mEq potassium IV since now there is hypokalemia
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.