The nurse measures the PR interval on a client strips as 0.16 seconds. Which actions should the nurse take in response to these findings?
a. Meassure blood pressure
b. check potassium level
c.apply pulse oximeter
d. document the finding
Answer: option D. Document the finding.
Normal PR interval is in the range of 0.12 to 0.2 seconds. The given PR interval is in the normal range.So other special intervention not required.
The other options are irrelevant as the finding is a normal
PR interval is the time from the beginning of P wave to the beginning of QRS complex. It is express the conduction through the AV node. If the PR interval is more than 0.2 seconds,first degree heart block can be suspected.
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