Case Study 3: IV Fluids Jack King is a client who is on your ward with cholecystitis and is due to go to theatre in the morning.

Case Study 3: IV Fluids

Jack King is a client who is on your ward with cholecystitis and is due to go to theatre in the morning. He has been prescribed intravenous (IV) fluids overnight as he is nil by mouth (NBM)

1.           Discuss why Jack has been prescribed IV fluids and provide one (1) example of a type of IV fluid that he may be prescribed. (Min 50 words)

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2.        Identify what you would need to record when administering IV fluids.

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3.        Discuss possible complications of IV therapy. (Min 100 words)

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4.           The RN tells you that Jack’s blood results show an electrolyte imbalance. Identify one common electrolyte imbalance and explain what would be given to treat this and how this would be administered. Including what documentation you need to complete and how you would evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment (min 50 words)

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5.           Jack tells you that he does not want the IV fluids and that he was not going to let you give them to him. Explain your actions relating to Jack’s refusal of the IV fluids. In your answer identify who you would report this to. (Min 50 words)

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