- Normal serum k+ -----------(3.5 - 5 meq/L)
- Serum k+ is measured every hour during treatment of DKA
- amount of k+ given is determined according to serum k+ level
serum k+ (meq/l) amount of k+ given (meq)
< 3 40
3 - 4 30
4 - 5 20
5 - 6 10
> 6 0
Monitoring of serum k+ is continued every hour even after stoppage of k+ administration to avoid recurrent hypokalemia
N.B. Due to hyperosmolarity of k+ solution ,it must be diluted.
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