Critical Control

Critical Control

Nutrition And Care For The Renal Failure Patient

Streaming Video - 2010
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Thanks to medical advances, renal failure has evolved from a fatal disease into a manageable condition. This program illustrates causes, physiological changes, and treatments associated with renal failure, focusing on medical strategies and lifestyle modifications that help patients cope with the ailment. Using detailed animated diagrams, the video explains both acute and chronic renal failure. It shows how loss of nephron function takes place over three stages: decreased renal reserve, renal insufficiency, and N-stage. Nursing students will find information on pharmacological treatments and dialysis; nutrition screenings; dietary adjustments in protein, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and fluid intake; physical assessments; home care; and more. Reviewed for accuracy in 2003. Designated for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1988
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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