A nurse is caring for a patient who is 4 days post-burn. His edema is beginning to decrease and he has been diuresing for the last 36 hours. Which of the following should the nurse monitor for in the fluid mobilization phase?


•In the fluid mobilization stage, which begins 2 days post-burn, fluid begins to shift from the intracellular compartment back to the intravascular compartment.

•Beginning around day 4, as the fluid shift continues, serum potassium levels can become low as potassium moves back into the cells or is lost in urine along with sodium.

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