If you’re a new nurse, calling the doctor, especially in the middle of the night, can be really intimidating. You want to make sure you’re advocating for your patient…but you also want to make sure you’re not going to get yelled at. Here are some tips to make the process go smoothly:
As a nurse you are expected to know about electrolytes, their normal levels, and what effect they have on the body if they fall outside of their usual range. Here are a few key electrolytes you’ll want to memorize!
Total: 2.2-2.6 mmol/L or 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dL
Ionized: 4.8 ...