Which of the following treatments would the nurse anticipate for a client with severe, acute renal failure?

IV insulin with IV glucose

Explanation

• The patient with acute renal failure commonly experiences hyperkalemia and has the potential for life-threatening dysrhythmias.

• The most common treatment for acute renal failure is IV insulin to drive the potassium back into the cells and out of the plasma, and glucose to manage the resulting alterations in blood sugar.

• The other choices are for treating hypokalemia, hypernatremia, and hypercalcemia.

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