•Review Chapter 149 in Part 13 of the Buttaro et al. text in this week’s Learning Resources and other references . Reflect on the clinical presentation of chronic kidney disease.
•Think about how you might diagnose a patient with chronic kidney disease. Consider the role that patient history, physical exams, and diagnostics play in diagnosis.
•Reflect on potential treatment options for chronic kidney disease including the implications of prescribed drugs.
•Consider the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, and behavior. Think about how these factors might impact the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease.
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
•Describe the clinical presentation of chronic kidney disease.
•Explain how you might diagnose a patient with chronic kidney disease including the role that patient history, physical exams, and diagnostics play in diagnosis.
•Explain implications of potential treatment options for this disease including prescribed drugs.
•Describe how patient factors might impact the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease.
Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references.
•Buttaro, T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (2013). Primary care: A collaborative practice (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
◦Part 13, “Evaluation and Management of Genitourinary Disorders” (For review pp. 723–793)
Adams, D., de Jonge, R., van der Cammen, T., Zietse, R., & Hoorn, E. J. (2011). Acute kidney injury in patients presenting with hyponatremia. Journal of Nephrology, 24(6), 749–755.
National Kidney Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2012, from http://www.kidney.org/index.cfm