Problems with Potassium
Mr Miller is hospitalized for cardiac problems Somehow,
medical orders are mixed up and Mr Miller is infused with a K+ – enhanced
intravenous solution meant for another patient who is taking potassium-wasting
diuretics (ie, drugs that cause excessive loss of potassium from the body in
urine) Mr Miller’s potassium levels are normal before the IV is administered
What do you think will happen to Mr Miller’s resting membrane potentials? To
his neurons’ ability to generate APs?