September 29, 2012

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Medical Surgical Nursing

Category: Medical Surgical Nursing
Loop and thiazide diuretics tend to increase urinary K+ losses and often lead to hypokalemia. For example, administration 50mg of HCTZ daily is associated with a mean reduction in the plasma K+ concentration of about 0.4 to 0.6 mEq/L.