The physician prescribes the following: draw STAT magnesium (Mg) level; if below 1.4 mg/dl, give magnesium sulfate 3 g in 100 ml normal saline (NS) over 3 hours; give KCl 40 mEq in 100 ml NS IV piggyback (IVPB) over 4 hours now; and give calcium gluconate 2 g in 100 ml NS IVPB over 3 hours.
The laboratory is called to draw a STAT Mg level.
- Given that potassium chloride (KCl) and calcium gluconate are compatible, would you mix them in the same bag of NS? State your rationale.
just give me 3 references and 400 to 500 wordings. I DON’T NEED A PROPER ESSAY, I JUST NEED THE RATIONALE WHY and references, I just need to add something more info to the answer that I just made. I will also check the reference too.