Weekly Dosage Calculations Quiz Apr. 2

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Lab results show the client to have a potassium level of 3.1 mEq/L. The doctor has ordered KCl 10 mEq.  The nurse would expect to administer this medication by what method?
Administer KCl 5 mEq, given intramuscularly in two doses
Dilute KCl 200 mEq, in 1 liter of normal saline and infuse at 100 mL/hr
Infuse KCl 10 mEq, over 1 hour
Push KCl 5 mEq, through a central line
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (c). The other options do not follow guidelines for the safe administration of Potassium.
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