Chronic Kidney Disease

One of your favorite patients is a 68 year old male who has Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). He tells you he has no appetite, is losing weight, cannot sleep more than 3 hours at night, and bruises easily. •Identify the fluid and electrolyte changes in chronic kidney disease. •Explain which disturbances your patient may be experiencing. •Describe the impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on 2 other systems and interventions that will minimize these complications. •Give examples from your practice. •Provide suggestions for your colleagues that will assist them in the care and education of their patients with CKD.

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