CE: Continuing Education article. Patient management in chronic kidney disease stages 4 to 5

F. (Fiona) Murphy, K. (Karen) Jenkins, M. (Margaret) McCann, J. (John) Sedgewick

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Renal Care
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This is the second article in a two part Continuing Education (CE) series on managing patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The first CE article addressed the management of patients during CKD stages 1 to 3. This article will focus on the management of patients during CKD stages 4 to 5. Nephrology nurses and other healthcare professionals play an important role in the monitoring and management of the many physical symptoms that patients present with during stages 4 to 5. During these stages the healthcare team must provide psychological support along with educating patients and their families/carers regarding their treatment options including renal replacement therapy, conservative treatment and withdrawal of dialysis.

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