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1

What is the definition of acute renal failure?

Sudden lost of kidney function to excrete toxins and regulate fluids/electrolytes

2

What are some of tge possible causes of ARF?

infection, obstruction, shock

3

There are three phases; what are they?

Oliguric, diuretic, and recovery

4

During the oliguric phase, what will you see?

This phase lasts one to two weeks.
Low urine output <400
hyperkalemia, hypertension, elevated BUN/ creatinine
fluid overload

5

What other two electrolytes will be elevated?

Sodium and potassium

6

The diuretic phase is second; what will you see?

Urine output slowly returns, hypokalemia, hypotension, BUN/ Creatinine decreases but still elevated

7

What are the nursing interventions?

Daily weights, strict I&O's, treat causes of renal failure, and diuretics

8

What is the best diet for a client with ARF?

High carb and low protein

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