A 19-year-old female college student who is pledging a sorority
arrives at the Emergency Department (ED) after participating in a
contest to drink the most water. She drank 5 liters of water in
about 2 hours. The sorority sisters called 911 when the student
reported a headache and was confused. Upon arrival to the ED a
nursing assessment was performed and laboratory tests ordered by
the MD were obtained. The patient reports a headache abdominal
cramping and has orthostatic hypotension. The following laboratory
results are reported:
Sodium: 122 mEq/L
Potassium: 3.6 mEq/L
Calcium: 10 mg/dL
Magnesium: 2 mg/dL
Chloride: 100 mEq/L
Phosphate: 2 mEq/L
Initial Discussion Post:
Cluster and analyze the data in the scenario.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References citations and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.
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