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Unformatted text preview: Scene A. • Answer questions 1-8 below. In each scenario, the patient is experiencing renal failure. Scenario A: Acute renal failure. Ms. Jones, a 68-year-old female, underwent open-heart surgery to replace several blocked vessels in her heart. On her first day postoperatively, it was noted that she had very little urine output. o What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom? o What other symptoms and signs might occur? o What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease? o What are possible treatment options and prognosis? 1 - Her kidney function has been impaired. (less glomerular filtration). 2 - Hyper tension may continue, She might report skin irritation, muscular cramps and Puffiness around eyes and on hands and feet. 3 - As the heart operation progressed, it led to preferential renal vasoconstriction. This diverted blood supply away from the kidney to the heart and brain, leading to...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course HEALTH CAR HCA/240 taught by Professor Judyaycock during the Spring '10 term at Phoenix School of Law.
- Spring '10