May 14, 2017

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Psychiatric Nursing

Category: Psychiatric Nursing 
Frank lithium toxicity usually occurs at blood lithium levels > 2 mEq/L. Because sodium and lithium are reabsorbed at the same loci in the proximal renal tubules, any sodium loss (diarrhea, use of diuretics) results in increased lithium levels.

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