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Authors

  1. PATON, MARYELLEN RN, CCRN, MSN

Abstract

As many as 30% of all patients admitted to intensive care units will experience acute renal failure. Although hemodialysis is often the primary treatment, hemodynamically unstable patients may not be able to tolerate the rapid fluid and electrolyte shifts it causes. That's where continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may come to the rescue. We'll give you the scoop on CRRT from how it works to its available types and what you need to do to take care of your patient who's receiving it.