Documentation Guidelines

• Serum magnesium, potassium, and calcium levels; patency of the IV line

• Vital signs, cardiac rhythm, and electrocardiogram (ECG) strip and interpretation

• Neurological assessment findings: Level of consciousness, orientation, muscle strength and sensation, presence of Chvostek's and Trousseau's signs

• Presence of complications: Respiratory distress, tetany, IV infiltration

• Response to treatment: MgSO4 or magnesium-containing antacids, calcium gluconate

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