So I get a call from the lab..... - page 5

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Your pt has a critical high potassium of 4.8.....seriously? Then in the same sentence....your other pt is set for dialysis....tell the dialysis nurse to stop.....their creatinine is 4.1 and dialysis may not be... Read More

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    We don't get a call from the lab unless K is over 6.0 And isn't normal K 3.5 to 5
    Every parameter I now see is 3.5 to 5. However, in my first nursing course, our book stated 3.5 to 5.5. Yes, 4.8 is a little "up there" but critical? No way. The only issue I would have with the phone call is the lab prioritizing for the nurse. Thank you for the call, leave the nursing judgement to me, the nurse.