The chronic renal dysfunction

The nurse expects hyperkalemia on assessment to occur in chronic renal dysfunction because As edema forms, sodium diffuses into the interstitial and is balanced by increased serum potassium. B respiratory compensation for metabolic acidosis tends to increase K + reabsorption by the kidneys. C The nausea and vomiting that occur with metabolic acidosis tend to increase serum potassium to compensate for chloride losses. D as metabolic acidosis increases, the kidneys selectively secrete more H + than K + in exchange for Na.

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