Week 6 Day 5 Assignment Kidney Failure Lavora Moses

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Kidney Failure Lavora Moses Axia College of University of Phoenix HCA 240
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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. 1. What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom? According to Ms Jones’s symptoms, it sounds as though she is suffering from kidney failure. The kidneys filter the blood within one’s body, producing approximately1 milliliter of urine per minute and since Ms Jones has recently undergone a very significant surgery and is most likely suffering from surgical shock, her kidneys are probably being affected by a decreased blood flow causing a sudden drop in her urine output known as Liguria. 2. What other symptoms and signs might occur? Other symptoms that might occur due to kidney failure include headache, gastrointestinal distress, the smell of ammonia on ones breathe; due to an accumulation of nitrogen-
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE HCA 240, B taught by Professor Nicoletrochta during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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