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Nursing Actions for Renal Problems - Chapter Summary
This chapter closely examines peritoneal dialysis, renal procedures and more to help you better understand nursing actions for renal problems. Ensure you fully comprehend nursing protocols, patient monitoring and patient management for different renal procedures. After completing this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- Discuss the indications and patient management of hemodialysis
- Define continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and discuss its indications and patient management
- Explain the procedure and complications of peritoneal dialysis
- Describe the patient management and indications of peritoneal dialysis
- Detail nursing protocols for electrolyte replacement
- Outline patient management and nursing protocols for renal procedures
Enjoy this chapter's self-paced format, and choose which resources can help you best understand nursing actions for renal problems. This chapter also offers access to subject-matter experts who can answer your questions about specific topics covered in the lessons. Use our short quizzes and practice exam to gauge your comprehension of this chapter. Taking advantage of these resources will strengthen your ability to succeed on your test.
1. Hemodialysis: Indications & Patient Management
In this lesson, we focus on hemodialysis, as well as its comparison to peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant. Types of hemodialysis access, indications for initiating dialysis, and patient management are also discussed.
2. What Is Peritoneal Dialysis? - Definition, Procedure & Complications
Peritoneal dialysis is one method used to manually clean the blood after the kidneys fail and can no longer do the job. Read more to learn about the different types of peritoneal dialysis, how it works, and what complications can occur.
3. Peritoneal Dialysis: Indications & Patient Management
In this article you will learn about peritoneal dialysis, indications for treatment, and its management. You will also become familiar with potential complications associated with this modality.
4. Electrolyte Replacement: Indications & Nursing Protocols
Electrolytes are essential for maintaining life. Electrolyte imbalances can result in detrimental complications and should be identified and treated accordingly. In this lesson, we will learn about nursing protocols for electrolyte replacement.
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