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Condition: Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood
4/30/2014 10:13:56 PM

Reviewer: Carla, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had several infusions of IV potassium chloride when my serum potassium was too low after a kidney transplant. It really hurt. Nurses knew, slowed the rate of infusion, and provided ice packs, but it was still very painful. It brought me to tears, and I was on post-op pain med. I was unaware that any anesthetic could be added to the drip. Without the infusion, my heart was at risk, so I had no c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood
7/22/2013 10:29:07 AM

Reviewer: Allie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This caused a great deal of confusion, anxiety, and pain in my elderly father. He is very stoic but the I.v. site was on fire. We finally had the nurse stop the drip. Caregivers need to be with the patient when potassium is being given by I.v. Paranoia, etc., set in and progressed as the drip continued.

Condition: Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood
6/18/2013 2:56:26 PM

Reviewer: gertiehendricks, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

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Condition: Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood
4/3/2013 1:07:11 PM

Reviewer: joycekelley, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

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Condition: Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood
7/10/2012 12:22:33 PM

Reviewer: review potassium chloride IV, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
There is a reason Amnesty International defines potassium IV as torture. It was excruciating until lidocaine was added to the IV after 30 minutes of pain.

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