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1

Chronic renal failure is progressive and irreversible. True or false?

True

2

WHat are the possible causes of CRF

Hypertension, DM II, frequent infections, renal/urinary obstruction

3

What signs/symptoms would clients show?

Decreased urine output, hypertension, decreased urine specific gravity, fluid overload

4

What is uremic frost?

Urea crystals that come through the skin with perspiration

5

Where would you see this frost?

Face, underarms, groin; teach cliet to wash skin with plain water

6

What are the nursing interventions for chronic renal failure?

Modification of diet, give diuretics, anti-hypertensives, monitor BUN and creatinine, daily weight

7

Clients may need ____ to assist with waste removal.

Dialysis

8

What is the best diet for CRF?

High carb, low protein; the goal of this diet is to provide energy while decreasing protein metabolism

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