Calciphylaxis: What Nurses Need to Know

Calciphylaxis: What Nurses Need to Know

Identification: nnj_so02A2
Issue: September-October 2002
Volume: Vol. 29, No. 5

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Goal: Recognize the risk factors for and early signs of calciphylaxis in order to initiate prompt treatment.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the pathogenesis and etiology of calciphylaxis.
  2. Identify risk factors and clinical manifestations, including differential diagnosis.
  3. Discuss prevention and treatment of calciphylaxis and the role of the nephrology nurse.


Acknowledgment: The author would like to give thanks to Pat Weiskittel, MSN, RN, CNN, Renal Transplant Coordinator, for review of the manuscript at the University of Cincinnati.

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