Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and congestive heart failure

A 69-year-old male with a history of coronary artery bypass graft surgery and congestive heart failure is admitted to the telemetry unit with severe diarrhea. On admission his serum potassium level is low and he is dehydrated. He is currently taking diuretics. How should the nurse expect to treat the patient’s hypokalemia and dehydration? What signs and symptoms need to be monitored to assess for fluid overload in this patient?
A 63-year-old female patient is admitted for management of seizures. She has a history of a seizure disorder and has recently been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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