Thursday, November 23, 2006

NCLEX practice questions--DKA

A patient with a Dx of diabetic ketoacidosis is being treated in the emergency room. Which finding would a nurse expect to note as confirming the diagnosis?
1.elevated blood glucose levels and a low plasma bicarbonate
2.decreased urine output
3.increased respirations and an increase in pH
4.Comatose state


LAURA said...

answer=1--for DKA--pH less than 7.35, bicarb less than 15mEq/L. Blood glucose above 250mg/dL.ketones in blood and urine.polyuria. Kussmaul's respirations. comatose if not treated but does not confirm the Dx.
(Saunders)p.645, 650

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