Acute Manifestations and Role of Critical Care Nurses

Broscious, Sharon K.; Castagnola, Judith
August 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses the acute manifestations of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the role of critical nurse care in the management of CKD. Pathophysiological changes are associated with CKD such as alterations in body water regulation, in excretory function, in metabolic/endocrine functions, acid-base imbalance and electrolyte imbalance. A systems approach is used to assess patients with CKD. There are several expected outcomes and nursing considerations in treating CKD.


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