Renal Question #28

Question

The nurse is providing discharge instructions for a client who has been diagnosed with oxalate renal calculi. Which of the following indicate understanding of the nurse instruction?

Answers

  1. “I will increase potassium-rich foods like bananas”.
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  2. “I will limit protein intake like meat, eggs, and nuts”.
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  3. “I will increase my sodium”.
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  4. “I will increase my intake of oxalates”.
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Overview

Explanation

Limiting protein is important for dietary management of oxalate calculi (which are some of the more common types of calculi). The client should also drink lots of fluids, consume less salt, and avoid oxalate foods like nuts, rhubarbs, and beets.

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