Your patient has just been admitted to your unit after a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and has an order for continuous bladder irrigation (CBI). Which electrolye imbalance must you monitor for that is indicative of the rare, but life-threatening complication of Transurthetral Resection of the Prostate Syndrome?

 

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- Hyponatremia

- Hypernatremia

- Hyperkalemia

- Hypocalcemia

Rationale

Because the patient will recieve such large amounts of fluid during the bladder irrigation, they are at risk for developing TURP Syndrome, which is a result of hyponatremia and fluid overload.

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