Mrs. Hilda Beck is a 72-year-old seen by her health care provider this morning after falling at home because she became light-headed after vomiting and having diarrhea that has lasted over 24 hours. She was admitted for oral and intravenous (IV) fluid therapy.
· Why is Mrs. Beck likely becoming light-headed? When should you expect this to resolve?
· Mrs. Beck’s IV fluid order is 1000 mL 0.9% sodium chloride to run over 8 hours. Calculate the milliliters per hour that you should program into her infusion pump.
· You auscultate crackles in Mrs. Beck’s lung bases while her IV is infusing. What is your next action?