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What is in the morning and with a full glass of water?
A patient receiving Fosamax, a bisphosphonate, is being discharged. The nurse should tell the patient to take this medication.....
What is dehydration?
A patient in ARF who is experiencing the diuresis period should be watched for what side effect?
A patient with a serum potassium of 6.2 meq/L would be at risk for what kinds of side effects?
What are irregularities in the heart beat?
Bonus: What nursing action would you want to do if your patient has hyperkalemia?
Put them on a cardiac monitor to watch for dysthymias
A patient with acute glomerulonephritis may exhibit what clinical sign?
What is hematuria?
Complications associated with pelvic fractures are...
What are tachycardia, hypotension, and confusion?
A parent with osteoporosis is at risk for this type of fracture.
What are compression fractures of the spine?
The term used to describe excessive nitrogenous waste in the blood that you might see in acute glomerulonephritis
What is azotemia?
The three items you need to consider when choosing an assistive devise (cane, walker, etc.) for a patient.
What are general strength of the patient, balance, and weight-bearing prescription?
A patient in chronic renal failure and has decreased glomerular filtration rate leads to what lab....
What is increased BUN, decreased creatinine clearance, and increased urine pH?
A nurse who has a patient who is receiving hemodialysis knows the patient is at risk for seizures related to what process in the dialysis?
What is a rapid decrease in fluid?
The hormone responsible for bone reabsorption and bone formation.
What is calcitonin?
A elderly patient comes into the ED with complaints of mental status changes and incontinence. The likely diagnosis is....
What is a urinary tract infection?
A patient with traction slides down in bed, how should you assist them to move up in the bed?
What is move them up without releasing the pull of the traction?
A patient with acute renal failure has hyperkalemia. You should treat this with.....
What is hypertonic glucose, insulin infusion and sodium bicarbonate?
A patient who has chronic kidney disease should decrease this item in their food intake.
What is phosphorus?
The lab that is the major indicator of kidney disease.
What is creatinine clearance?
The health care team member who is responsible for making sure the patient receives high quality care by assisting nursing and providers with the tools and resources to deliver safe and reimbursed care.
Who is a case manager?
The name of the most common clinical manifestation in acute renal failure which mean decreased urine output.
What is oliguria?
The procedure you should avoid in the arm where a shunt or fistula has been placed are...
What is blood pressure?
A patient receiving hemodialysis cannot receive what type of medications?
What is anticoagulants?
A patient has developed an infection related to a pressure ulcer on their sacrum is at risk for what infection?
What is osteomyelitis?
A patient receiving peritoneal dialysis who develops an infection or peritonitis will experience what symptom first?
What is a cloudy return dialysate?
The best way to prevent a surgical incision with pins from becoming infected.
What is protect the wound from dirt and moisture?
To prevent UTI in a patient with a foley catheter, you should perform what nursing task every shift?
What is empty the drainage bag?
Common complications associated with hemodialysis are
What are hypotension and cramping?
When assessing patients who have renal disease, what do we often perform?
What are daily weights?
Is urinary innocence a common aging sign?
NO; not a consequence of aging
You have someone who has low back pain, you want to encourage them to avoid lifting more than a third of their weight.
You have a patient who has end stage renal disease, what is something that plays in to this?
What is Diabetes?; big impact on how the kidneys work.
What should we do for a patient who has plantar fasciitis?
Pain in the heal really bad first thing in the morning; walk and do stretches; wear shoes.
If you are getting reimbursement for medical services and care, what is that always determined by?
Medicare and Medicaid
What are signs and symptoms of Urolithiasis?
Back pain; kidney stone
Osteomalacia - Know labs values (what's elevated/decreased) and treatment
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