Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the Adult Intensive Care Unit

Dirkes, Susan; Hodge, Kimberly
April 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p61
Academic Journal
The article examines the treatment of acute renal failure (ARF) in critically ill patients, indications for intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). In some patients ARF can be managed by nondialytic interventions such as loop diuretics. Intermittent hemodialysis is also a commonly used treatment for ARF in the critical care unit for some patients. Patients should have a complete nursing assessment before CRRT is started.


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