Challenges for Nephrology Nurses in the Management of Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Challenges for Nephrology Nurses in the Management of Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Identification: nnj_mj04A2
Issue: May-June 2004
Volume: Vol. 31, No. 3

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Goal: Describe the complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in affected children and emphasize the importance of early and optimal medical management to improve treatment outcomes.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary etiologies of CKD in children.
  2. Describe the physiologic and metabolic changes that affect growth and development in children with CKD.
  3. Discuss recommendations for evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children with growth failure related to CKD.


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