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Assessing laboratory values: serum Na+, K+, and Ca+.

Authors
  • Faria, S H1
  • 1 Florida State University School of Nursing, Tallahassee, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home care provider
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1998
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
73–76
Identifiers
PMID: 9611515
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three common electrolytes--sodium, potassium, and calcium--often are measured in home health patients. The nurse must monitor these laboratory values so that any abnormalities are detected early. Early detection and early treatment can prevent further complications for the homebound patient.

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