October 1, 2011

NCLEX-RN Practice Question Challenge!


Correct Answer: 2

1: Assessment: Outcome desired but not priority, edema not seen with SIADH even though water is retained
2: CORRECT | Assessment: Outcome desired and priority, normal sodium range is 135-145 mEq/L. Dilutional hyponatremia due to SIADH, patient is neurologically depressed with increased risk for seizures
3: Assessment: Outcome desired but not priority, indicates fluid retention. Not as important as hyponatremia
4: Assessment: Outcome not desired, 1.008 indicates that urine is very dilute. With SIADH, urine will have high concentration and specific gravity due to excess ADH secretion