Module 02 Discussion – Patient with Hyperkalemia
Mr. Sweet, 38 years old, is brought to the Emergency Department unresponsive. He has a history of Type 1 diabetes and has been sick for the last 3 days. On admission his Blood sugar is 532, Potassium is 7.2 and ABG results include pH 7.08, Bicarb 12, and CO2 28. His VS are HR 116, BP 107/64, RR 36 Deep and rapid, and Temp 101.5. Answer the following questions:
What interventions do expect to be ordered for Mr. Sweet? Why?
What type of acid-base disturbance does he have?
What do you think is Mr. Sweet’s Medical Diagnosis?