nursing care- What is a k-rider?

I know it has something to do with infusing potassium, but what does the term "K-rider" actually mean?

2 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Some times when your potassium is to low the Dr. will order a "K rider" which is a small bag of saline or dextrose water with a small amount of potassium to run in over say 4 hours. You cannot give an IV dose of potassium fast as this can be fatal. (lethal injections) So you can get 20 - 40 meqs of potassium over 4 hours to slowly replenish your low level.

    Source(s): RN
  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    K Rider Potassium

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