Acute kidney injury often occurs as a complication of liver failure. A focus of the healthcare team is the need to preserve renal as well as liver function. Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVH) is often preferred to intermittent renal replacement therapy (RRT) when treating this type of patient. This session reviews the various causes of dual liver failure/acute kidney injury, the need for treatment, and the medical and nursing implications of care.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 9/19/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to describe the care necessary for patients with liver failure who develop acute kidney injury.
PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC,
Clinical Associate Professor; Student Success Faculty,
University of Texas at Arlington