Nephrology Question 17

You are called to assess a 45 year old male with diabetes and chronic kidney disease from diabetic nephropathy. He has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of pneumonia. You are told he has:

Serum K = 6.9 mmol/L
HCO3 = 24
Cr = 180 micromol/L

Write your orders for the initial management of this patient’s hyperkalemia. Include doses where indicated.

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