Many of our patients who have a K+ level of 5.1 or 5.2 and even 5 are on a 2K bath. Some of our patients whose K+ levels are 5.1 are on 3K bath. Although orders specify 2K the doctor has several patients on 3K. Over the last month, their potassium levels have not gone higher than 5.3 even on 3K bath. When I ask about this no one really has time to explain. Is it cost effective for units to use 3K versus piped in wall 2K? Interested in feedback?
need ideas. thx.