Seeking Optimal Renal Replacement Therapy Delivery in Intensive Care Units

Seeking Optimal Renal Replacement Therapy Delivery in Intensive Care Units

Identification: nnj_jf10A4
Issue: January-February 2010
Volume: Vol. 37, No. 1
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Goal: To provide an overview of resource utilization and multidisciplinary team collaborations in renal replacement therapy in intensive care units.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the differences between a intensivist-led, nephrologist-led, and mixed RRT delivery model.
  2. Discuss the two different types of ICU organizational models.
  3. Explain the impact ICU organization, staffing ratio, delivery model, and RRT type may have on patient survival.


Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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