Goal: To discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, and management of patients with acute renal failure (ARF) related to rhabdomyolysis.
Describe the pathophysiology of rhabdomyolysis in patients with ARF.
Identify clinical and laboratory findings that aid in the diagnosis of ARF related to rhabdomyolysis.
Recognize the importance and basis for the various resources of collaborative management for patients with ARF related to rhabdomyolysis.
Acknowledgment: The author would like to thank Patricia B. McCarley for her help in revising the posttest questions; and Dr. Larry Lancaster, Professor in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, for his continual support in preparing this manuscript.
Note: Article updated from Nephrology Nursing Journal December 2000, Volume 27, No. 6, pages 567-575