Dear Nurses

Friday, July 13, 2007

RENAL FAILURE CAUSED BY LIVER FAILURE

Read and learn more about Renal/Liver Failure and Transplantation,(chapter 10).


This is the follow-up of Mr.O who was in liver failure and became oliguric. Renal failure very commonly accompanies liver failure. Renal transplant may be necessary. When the kidneys have failed beyond recovery, kidney transplant is often considered.

In the meantime, hemodialysis becomes necessary to rid the body of waste products.
-Carefully monitor and document the urinary output.
- Monitor and document the neurological status, as some patients may become confused while awaiting hemodialysis.
- Follow your institution's policies and MD orders for treatment of your patient.
ENJOY LEARNING MORE ABOUT RENAL/ LIVER FAILURE AND TRANSPLANTATION,
(Chapter 10).

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