Chronic kidney disease: acute manifestations and role of critical care nurses.

  title={Chronic kidney disease: acute manifestations and role of critical care nurses.},
  author={Sharon K Broscious and Judith Castagnola},
  journal={Critical care nurse},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={17-20, 22-7; quiz 28}
Judith Castagnola is a facility administrator at DaVita Peninsula Dialysis in Newport News, Va. Despite the improved diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, late diagnosis with resultant permanent damage to the kidneys still occurs. A work group established by the National Kidney Foundation, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI), was asked to develop clinical practice guidelines and a uniform classification system for chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a public health issue… CONTINUE READING


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