Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 27-year-old diabetic who works as a bartender and struggles with alcoholism is brought into the ED in the middle of his shift with weakness, fatigue, and confusion. The nurse notes a fruity odor to his breath. His blood glucose level is 600mg/dL and urinalysis is positive for ketones. Which of the following should be the nurses priority?

Administer Bicarbonate
Administer Oral Glucose
Administer IV Glucose
Administer Potassium
Administer 0.9% NaCl
Administer 0.9% NaCl with 5% Glucose

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