The doctor placed the patient with a kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis. The patient might experience respiratory difficulties as the dialysis is infusing. What will be the best measures the nurse will take in anticipation of this situation? A.Take the first vital signs before the peritoneal dialysis and another after the dialysis.
B.Call patient family to be on his bedside. C.Elevate the head of the patient. The pressure on diaphragm by dialysate will allow for the full expansion .
D.Both lungs will collapse no matter what.
Correct answer is C.
Rationale:During peritoneal dialysis the infusion of intra-peritoneal dialysis will increase the intra-peritoneal pressure. So elevation of patient head is important.