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How abnormal potassium value to call a physician
has 5 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.
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If it's outside the normal range I'd call the MD and notify them, and if they make a stink ask them when they would like to be notified.
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Depends how far out of normal and the patients condition and trends
has 7 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Surgical, Home Infusions, HVU, PCU, Neuro.
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Is the result expected or not, an improvement to previous results of the patient or is the patient on any type of potassium replacement protocol that is already in place?
has 3 years experience and specializes in NICU.
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There are many things to consider. You really have to use your critical thinking skills here. How abnormal is the value? Has this been ongoing? What other medications/fluids are they on? Can it wait to mention during rounds? These would all influence my decision.