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- Administer 3% sodium chloride solution, as ordered
- Encourage the patient to increase oral fluid intake
- Insert a nasogastric tube to low intermittent suction
- Administer lactated Ringer's solution, as ordered
A patient with hyponatremia is experiencing sodium deficit and needs replacement of sodium levels, as evidenced by the low laboratory result. The nurse would most likely administer a hypertonic solution that contains extra sodium, such as 3% sodium chloride.
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