NCLEX RN Practice Question # 958

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 958.


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Metabolic Alkalosis

Description: A deficit of carbonic acid and a decrease in hydrogen ion concentration that results from the accumulation of base or from a loss of acid without a comparable loss of base in the body fluids.

Causes: Metabolic alkalosis results from a dysfunction of metabolism that causes an increased amount of available base solution in the blood or a decrease in available acids in the blood .


Monitor the client experiencing excessive vomiting or the client with gastrointestinal suctioning for manifestations of metabolic alkalosis.

Nursing Interventions

  • Monitor for signs of respiratory distress.
  • Prepare to administer medications and intravenous fluids as prescribed to promote the kidney excretion of bicarbonate.
  • Prepare to replace potassium as prescribed.

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