I am a medical surgical nurse and recently a dialysis rn asked me to check the potassium packets for her so she can put it in her "dialysate" bath(?) (it's a gallon of clear liquid).
I told her I wasn't comfortable doing this because I dont know the equivalent of K that should be in each dialysate bottle. There were no parameters shown to me to be follow either.
I understand K level is 3.5 to 5.5. If a potassium level is too low, I know to replace it with either a tablet or powder packet.
I was just uncomfortable with the equivalency from regular potassium replacement vs a potassium dialystate situation.
Please shed some light.