Acute renal failure: recognition and treatment in ward patients
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Acute renal failure: recognition and treatment in ward patients

Avril Redmond Clinical Education Facilitators, Nephrology Directorate, Belfast City Hospital
Susie Barnes Teaching Fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast

Nurses play a key role in the prevention and early detection of acute renal failure (ARF). This article provides an overview of patients in general ward settings who are at greatest risk of developing ARF and outlines the appropriate nursing interventions to assist diagnosis, prevention and management of this condition.

Nursing Standard. 18, 22,46-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.02.18.22.46.c3548

Correspondence

avril.redmond@bch.n-i.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review