A primary goal of caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is to slow the progression of the disease process. Interventions that may assist in slowing CKD progression and the development of cardiovascular comorbidities will be discussed. Specific attention will be given to those nursing interventions that have been shown to be effective in patients who are managing the progression of their CKD. The contributions of nurse-managed CKD clinics in this arena will be addressed, which will lead into a discussion of ways that nurses can, and should, be involved in improving outcomes for CKD patients.
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PhD, RN, FCAHS,
Professor & Dean - Faculty of Nursing at University of Alberta
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