Nov 8, '05
I think the response you got was NOT intended to be mean or condescending, but rather to encourage you to research on your own those questions that can be easily answered with your drug reference book. I think the nurses on this board genuinely want to help, and just get frustrated sometimes with questions that are very simple to answer with the most basic resources. Next time, try finding the answer with your resources first or if you're unsure where to look, then post here asking for how to find your answer. PLEASE do not think that the nurses here don't want to help you, we do...but also remember that you will learn more by researching first on your own, then asking questions when you get stuck.
Look in your drug book under the drug administration section on potassium; I guarantee ANY book you use will have the answer to this question. Hint; potassium is can be very upsetting/caustic to the stomach. (Also, looking up this question will help you better understand WHY potassium should or should not be given on an empty stomach- sure, the poster above me gave you the answer, but did she explain the reason for her answer other than the book says?)
Last edit by neneRN on Nov 8, '05