ACUTE RENAL FAILURE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

KNOWLEDGE - Students should be able to describe the:

  1. pathophysiology of acute renal failure
  2. metabolic consequences of significant reductions in renal function
  3. indications for dialysis
  4. management of the patient with renal failure

 

PATIENT CARE SKILLS:

  1. History:   Students should be able to assess:
  1. Physical exam:   Students should be able to evaluate:
  2. Differential Diagnosis:   Students should be able to differentiate:
  1. Laboratory Findings:   Students should be able to interpret:
  1. Communication Skills:   Students should be able to:
  1. Procedure Skills:    Students should become proficient at:
  1. Management Skills: - Students should be able to manage:

ATTITUDES AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS :

  1. Demonstrate respect for the patient.
  2. Attend to and advocate for the patient's interests and needs in a manner appropriate to the student's role.
  3. Recognize the importance of allowing terminally ill patients to die with comfort and dignity.

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Albright, R.   Acute Renal Failure:   A Practical Update.   Mayo Clniic Proceedings.   Vol 76(1).   Jan 2001.   pp67-74