The nurse is planning interventions for the treatment of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS). The nurse should
• Patients with HHNS are dehydrated by up to 12 L. Rapid fluid infusion is needed to maintain
• Fluid resuscitation occurs over the first 24 hours, with 6 L of fluid over the first 12 hours.
• Isotonic fluid, such as normal saline, is used.
• HHNS occurs when extreme hyperglycemia causes severe dehydration, increased osmolarity, and coma or death. It is usually precipitated by infection, illness, or stress.