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

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... Read More

  1. by   eatmysoxRN
    Reminds me of the monitor tech who called me to tell me my patient was in VT and told me that I "probably needed to go check on them." Ummm... yeah? And I probably should take the crash cart as I run to the room. Geez I think some monitor techs don't realize I studied rhythms and drugs etc.
  2. by   SleeepyRN
    Quote from MInurse.st
    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.

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