Renal Question #22


A client with hypertension is diagnosed with acute renal failure. Which of the following are primary goals for the treatment of acute renal failure by the health care team? (Select all that apply)


  1. Correction of fluid overload with non-potassium sparing diuretics.
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  2. Correction of acidosis.
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  3. Correction of life threatening hyperkalemia.
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  4. To find a kidney organ match.
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Acute renal failure requires correction of hypervolemia, acidosis, and hyperkalemia. Each condition listed becomes serious in kidney failure. Vascular resistance and hypertension with hypervolemia may increase the risks of kidney failure. Although the condition is considered serious, the question is aimed at goal for the acute renal failure phase, not life-long need for replacement kidney.

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