Module 02 Discussion – Case Study: Hyperkalemia

Discussion Topic

Mr. Sweet, 38 years old, is brought to the Emergency Department unresponsive. He has a history of Type 1 diabetes and has been sick for the last 3 days. On admission his Blood sugar is 532, Potassium is 7.2 and ABG results include pH 7.08, Bicarb 12, and CO2 28. His VS are HR 116, BP 107/64, RR 36 Deep and rapid, and Temp 101.5. Answer the following questions:

What interventions do expect to be ordered for Mr. Sweet? Why?
What type of acid-base disturbance does he have?
What do you think is Mr. Sweet’s Medical Diagnosis?

Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.
Each initial discussion post should be a minimum of 2 paragraphs with 5 sentences per paragraph
Initial discussion posts are due on Tuesday 2359 of the week they are assigned
2 Responses to your peers’ posts are due on Saturday 2359 of the week they are assigned
Each Response post should be a minimum of 1 paragraph with 5 sentences
Each discussion post (initial and response) should have a minimum of 1 citation and reference