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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A client on telemetry begins to have premature ventricular beats (PVBs) at 12 per minute. A nurse reviews the most recent laboratory results. Which lab test would require immediate action by the nurse?

  1. “Calcium 9 mg/dL”
  2. “Magnesium 2.5 mg/dL”
  3. “Potassium 2.5 mEq/L”
  4. “Partial thromboplastin time 70 seconds”

The correct answer is: 3 – Potassium 2.5 mEq/L

Normal range for Potassium is 3.5 – 5.0 mEq/L

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Written by stereotypicalone

July 15, 2009 at 18:09

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