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SCHOOL OF NURSING
N 119 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
CASE STUDY # 3
Group Members: ________________________________
Mr. X is admitted to your unit in acute renal failure. The patient states his physician told him he
has “pre-renal acute renal failure.” He tells you that description is very confusing and wants to
know what that means.
Explain to Mr. X the differences between the three types of renal failure. (5 points)
Mr. X realizes that he is very sick and wants to know how the disease will progress.
Explain to Mr. X in detail the clinical process of the three phases of his disease and the phases of
oliguria, diuresis and recovery. (10 points)
You are very busing caring for Mr. X. What are the lab values that you will be monitoring and
the goals of treatment? (5 points)