Posted: June 26th, 2017
The laboratory calls to state that a client’s lithium level is 1.9 mEq/L after 10 days of lithium therapy. Nurse Reese should:
A. Notify the physician of the findings because the level is dangerously high
B. Monitor the client closely because the level of lithium in the blood is slightly elevated
C. Continue to administer the medication as ordered because the level is within the therapeutic range
D. Report the findings to the physician so the dosage can be increased because the level is below therapeutic range
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