The nurse is reviewing labs for a client whose potassium level is 5.3 mEq/L. Which order should the nurse anticipate from the health care provider?

  • an order for K-Dur
  • an order for Pradaxa
  • an order for Namenda
  • an order for Kayexalate
Number 4 is correct.
The nurse would anticipate an order for Kayexalate, which lowers elevated potassium levels. K-Dur is given for hypokalemia. Pradaxa is an anticoagulant given to prevent stroke in clients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Namenda is used to manage moderate to severe Alzheimer’s.